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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

TRUSTEES* COMMITTEES 
1919 



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July 26, 1919 
September 11, 1919 
September 12,1919 
September 23, 1919 
October 2, 1919 
October 9, 1919 
October 10, 1919 
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October 10, 1919 
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January 8,1920 
January 8, 1920 
January 22, 1920 
February 4, 1920 
May 26 and 27,1920 
May 27 and 28,1920 
May 28, 1920 
June 21, 1920 



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Experiment Department 1 

Extension Service 4 

Farm Committee 8 

Buildings and Arrangements of Grounds . .10 

Finance 12 

Extension Service . .14 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...16 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ..18 
Co-ordination Board of Agri culture 
witn M . A. C • •••«.«.«• .«...».«««... ...20 

Extension Service 23 

Extension Service 26 

Extension Service 28 

Extension Service 29 

Course of Study and Faculty 31 

Experiment Department 34 

Finance 36 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...40 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...41 

Extension Service 43 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...45 

Committee on Horticulture 48 

Course of Study and Faculty 49 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...54 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...56 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...58 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...59 

Committee on Horticulture 60 

Course of Study and Faculty 62 

Extensi on Service • • • • 64 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...66 

Experiment Department 68 

Finance 70 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...71 

1920 

Course of Study and Faculty 74-A 

Experiment Department .72 

Finance .75 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ..78 

Farm 81 

Legi slati on 83 

Horti culture 84 

Experiment Department 87 

Farm 91 

Farm 93 



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September 16, 


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October 4, 1920 




October 8, 1920 




November 19, 


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January 6 , 1921 
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January 20, 1921 
March 25-24, 1921 
March 51, 1921 
April 28, 1921 
May 6, 1921 



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September 13, 1922 
September 14, 1922 



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Course of Study and Faculty 94 

Horticulture 95 

Extension Service 96 

Finance 98 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. . . 100 

Experiment Department 102 

Farm 104 

Legislation 106 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds ...107 

Experiment Department 108 



1921 

Course of Study and Faculty 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 

Finance 

Farm 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 

Course of Study and Faculty 

Experiment Department 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 

Ten Year Building Program L 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. 

Experiment Department 

Course of Study and Faculty 

Extension Service L 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. 

Farm L 

Finance 



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154 
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Course of Study and Faculty 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 

Farm , 

Finance 

Legislation 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds . 
Course of Study and Faculty 



Farm 



Memorandum of Understanding 

Experiment Department and Farm. 

Experiment Dept.,Farm, and Hort 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds * 

Course of Study and Faculty 

Buildings and Arrangement of 
Buildings and Arrangement of 
Buildings and Arrangement of 
Horticulture , 



Grounds 
Grounds 
Grounds 



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September 14, 1922 

September 14 , 1922 

September 14, 1922 

September 14, 1922 

September 14, 1922 



January 4 , 1923 
January 4, 1923 
February 6, 1923 
February 21,1923 
March 6, 1923 
April 14,1923 
April 13, 1923 
May 25, 1923 



May 25, 1923 
May 25, 1923 
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June 7, 1923 
June 27,1923 
July 27,1923. 
September 14, 
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September 
September 
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October 29, 
October 31, 



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Grounds. 



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1923 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 
Finance 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds.. 
Course of Study and Faculty 

Course of Study and Faculty 
Buildings and Arrangement of 

Farm 

Relation of Trustees and Commissioner 

of Education 

Terms of Employment 

Out-of-state Travel 

Experiment Department 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. 

Extension Service 

Course of Study and Faculty 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds. 

Experiment Department 

Finance 



Extension Service 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 
Farm 



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1924 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds 

Course of Study and Faculty 

Farm and Horticulture 

Finance , 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds., 
■geriment Station 

Jofif &S e df * stiid^ ' and -Faculty : ; : : : 

Extens ion Service 

Experiment Station 

Fi nanc e 

Conference of Certain Trustees.. 

Conference of Certain Trustees.. 

Trustees Committee on the Scope of the 
College and Administrative Relation- 
ships . 

Farm. 

Trustees Committee on the Scope of the 
College and Administrative Relation- 
ships , 



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COMMITTEE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE T RUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , January 2,1919. 



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The meeting was called to order at 4:00 

P. M. by the Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Preston, Mortimer, Acting 
President Lewis and Acting 
Director Morse. 



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It was 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that A.S. 
Ball be transferred from the janitor list 
and be appointed Assistant in the 
Department of Botany in the Experiment 
Station, and that from date of December 
1, 1918 his salary be at the rate of 
$960. per year, $540. of which will be 
paid from Experiment Station funds and 
the remainder from the maintenance funds 
the Department of Botany. 



of 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



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To recommend to the Trustees that the 
salary of Miss Esther S. Mixer, Assistant 
Chemist in the Experiment Station be 
increased from $960. to $1080. per year 
from date of January 1, 1919. 

To approve the temporary employment of 
Arthur S. Thurston as part-time assistant 
in the Department of Agricultural 
Economics to receive compensation from the 
Experiment Station at the rate of $3 
per month. 



A. S, Ball 
Transfer 



Esther 3. Mix 



Salary 



A.??. Thurston 

Temporary 

Employment 



53. 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the reinstate- 
ment of John B. Smith, now absent on 
military service, as Assistant Chemist 
in the Experiment Station at a salary of 
$1400. per year, same to take effect on 
his arrival. 



John B.Smith 
Re-in3tateme 



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COMMITTEE 



Tel-sphons 
Superintend- 
ent 1 a House 



Apportionment 



Central Area 

rransfer of 



South Corn Aore 
rransfer of 



Peat Project 



Law 

Suppression 
Disease in 
Chicks 



VOTED: To approve the payment of one-half the 

rental of the telephone installed in the 
house occupied by C« W. Everson, Farm 
Superintendent at the Experiment Station, 
from the date of January 1, 1919. 

The Acting Director presented the proposed 

apportionment for Experiment Station funds and for 

control work for the current fiscal year, and it was 

VOTED: To approve the apportionment as presented 
for the Experiment Station and control 
work for the year beginning December 1, 
1918, and to recommend its endorsement 
by the Finance Committee, 

VOTED: To approve the transfer of the control 
of the so-called "central area" of the 
college campus from the Experiment 
Station to the College Farm. 

VOTED: To approve the transfer of the control 
of the so-called "south corn acre" from 
the Experiment Station to the Department 
of Agronomy of the College. 

1 1 was 

VOTED: That the study of the utilization of peat 
for improvement of soils be undertaken 
by the cooperation of the departments of 
Agriculture, Microbiology and Plant and 
Animal Chemistry; provided that approved 
projects now in progress are not to be 
superseded by this new project, and 
that the aim of the project is to be 
directed toward the development of methods 
which will be possible for the farmer and 
market-gardener to follow. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 
Experiment Station be authorized to 
encourage the poultrymen of the state to 
endeavor to secure the passage of a law 
providing state aid for the suppression 
of white diarrhea in chicks. 



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VOTE D; That the Experiment Station cooperate 
with the United States Department of 
Agriculture and the State Department of 
Agriculture in continuing the soil 
survey of Massachusetts when funds 
for this project become available. 

VOTED : To refer to the Trustees the question 

of the attitude which the College shall 
take toward the transfer of the fertilizer 
and feed control work to the State 
Department of Agriculture. 

The Committee agreed to meet in the 
early spring for the consideration of the 
revision of experimental projects in the use of 
fertilizers. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:00 P. M. 



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Chairman 



Secretary 



Soil Purvey 
Cooperation 



Fertilizer 
arid Feed 
Control Woik. 
Transfer 



Fertilizer 

Experimental 

Projects 

Reviai on 



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COMMITTEE 



W. F. Turner 
Resignation 



John D. Willard 
Appointment 



Mrs, Charlotte 

Ladd 

Appointment 



A. D. Kiln am 

Re-inatatement 



W.H.Bronson 
Re-instatement 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , January 2,1919. 



The meeting was called to order at 10:30 a.m. 

by the Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Dewey, Ellis 
and Gannon. Director Hurd was also 
present. 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



It was 

To recommend to the Trustees the acceptance 
of the resignation of William F. Turner, 
Extension Assistant Professor of Animal 
Husbandry to take effect March 1, 1919. 

To recommend to the Trustees the appointment 
of John D. Willard as Extension Professor of 
Agricultural Economics at a salary of $3000. 



per year for 
same to take 



five days' service 
effect February 1, 



per week, 
1919. 



VOTED 



VOTED 



To approve the appointment on U.S.D.A. 
Emergency Funds of Mrs. Charlotte Ladd until 
July 1, 1919, as part-time Extension 
Demonstrator in Cottage Cheese. 

To recommend to the Trustees the reinstate- 
ment of Austin D. Kilham, now absent on 
military service, as Extension Assistant 
Professor of Pomology at a salary of 
$2200. per year, same to take effect on his 
arrival. 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the reinstate- 
ment of Wesley H. Bronson, now absent on 
military service, as Farm Help Specialist in 
the Extension Service at a salary of $2500. 
per year, same to take effect on his arrival. 



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VOTED: 



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VOTED 



To recommend to the Trustees that there 
be paid to Victor A. Rice, Extension 
Instructor in Charge of Pig Club 
Work, extra salary at the rate of 
$300. per year from Extension Service 
funds from date of January 1,1919, 
unless the salary increase is 
granted by the U. S. D. A. 



To recommend to the Trustees that 

the following salaries and expenses, 

formerly paid by the Public Safety 

Committee be paid from Extension 

Service Funds from January 1,1919 

and continuing until the appropriation 
for Extension Service for the current 

year is determined: 



V. A. Rice 
Extra 

Compensation 



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VOTED: 



Earl Jones, $2400 per year 

Daniel J.Lewis, 2000 per year 

William F. Howe, £500 per year 

H.R. Francis, 2500 per year 

Elsie Coo ley 720 per year 

Catherine Harrington 720 per year 

Maintenance for Boston headquarters 
for home demonstration work, $2275. 
per year. 

To recommend to the Trustees the 
appointment of R.B.Cooley as Exten- 

Professor of Animal 
salary of $2500. 
to take effect on the 
service of William F. 



Public 

Committee 

Salaries 

Expenses 



Safe 



ty 



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sion Assistant 
Husbandry at a 
per year, same 
termination of 
Turner • 



R. B. Cooley 
Appointment 



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The Director reported on the unsatisfactory 

Circulars 
status of the printing of Extension Service circulars due T 

to the requirement that college printing be done by 

the State printers in Boston. 

The Director also stated that a more extended 

use of automobiles by the members of the Extension 

Service staff would result in larger efficiency. It was 



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COMMITTEE 



Automobiles 
Use of 



State Dept. 
Agriculture 
CooDer&tion 



Hew 

Appointments 



Summer 
Tfork 



Budget 



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VOTED : That Mr. Howe and Mr. Bowditch be 

requested to consider with Director Hurd 
the question of the more extended use 
of automobiles by Extension Service 
workers and to report on the same to this 
Committee. 

VOTED; To recommend to the Trustees that the 

discussion of the division of work between 
the State Department of Agriculture and 
the College be reopened with the hope of 
reaching an early agreement. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the 

ratification of the appointment of the 
following Extension Service workers: 

Stella A. Belcher, Assistant State Leader 
of Home Economics, Salary of $1500. paid 
by the U. S. D. A. 

William L. Doran, Pathologist, Salary of 
$1650. paid by the U. S. D. A. 

Laura Gifford, Assistant State Leader of 
Home Economics, Salary $1908; $1728 . paid 
by the U. S. D. A., $180. paid by 
Extension Service. 

H. R. Haslett, Specialist in Sheep 
Husbandry, Salary $1680; $1380. paid by 
U. S. D. A., $300. paid by Extension 
Service. 

Quincy S. Lowry, Entomologist , salary 
of $1500. paid by U. S. D. A. 

It was 

VOTED : That the question of summer work in 1919 by 
members of the teaching staff be considered 
by the Acting president and Director Hurd 
for subsequent report to this Committee. 

The Committee considered the revised budget 

for expenditures for the current fiscal year as 

presented by the Director, and it was 



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VOTED 



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VOTED: 



To eliminate the item of $3800. in the 
budget as submitted for 1919 for an 
Extension Specialist to work with state 
institutions. 

To approve the budget for Extension 
Service expenditures for the current 
year on the basis of an appropriation of 
$120,000. from the State. 

The meeting adjourned at 13:15 p.M. 



Budget 



Chairman 




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COMMITTEE 



Farm Operation 
Report 



E.J.Montague 
Appointment 



Budget 
Projects 



Athletic 
Field 
Chicken Area 

Transfer 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



FARM 



City Club, Boston, Mass., January 2,1919. 



The meeting was called to order at 12:30 P.M. 

by the Chairman, Mr. N. I. Bowditch. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, 

Mortimer and Acting President Lewis; 
Professor Foord was also present. 

Professor Foord reported on the farm operations 

for 1918, and on the crop plans for 1919. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the 

ratification of the appointment of 
Enos J. Montague as Farm Superintendent 
at a salary of $1500. per year and house 
rent, same to take effect December 15, 
1918. 

It was 



VOTED 



To approve the following projects for 
improvements and equipment at the farm, 
these projects to be included in the 
Legislative Budget for 1919. 



Young stock pasture 

Calf barn 

Farm tools 

Drainage 

Auto truck 

Ford car 

Farm house near sheep barn 



,*4000. 
1500. 
1000. 

500. 
3000. 

500. 
2500. 



The Committee agreed to transferring the chicken 
range to the area 30uth of the athletic field if no 
better location can be discovered. 



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The Committee agreed to paying Mr. Millard, 
the dairyman leaving the employ of the farm in 
November, 1918, for the two weeks 1 vacation due him 
at the end of one year's service terminating in October, 
1918. 



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Mr, Millard 
Compensation 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees the 
establishment of the charge for inter- 
department service of teams at the 
rate of $3.00 per day of nine hours for 
men, and of $1.50 per day for horses. 

To instruct Professor Foord, on behalf 
of the Farm Committee, to send letters 
of sympathy to the families of the late 
John J. Barber and Maurice Calif. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P.M< 



Chairman 



Charge for 

teams, labor , 
horses 



.J.Barber 
Maurice Calif 
Letters in 
regard to 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



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Somen's Bldg . 
Plans and 
Location 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Administration 
Bldg. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , January 2, 1919, 



The meeting was called to order at 2:15 P.M. 

by the Chairman, Mr. Frank Gerrett. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Bacon, Ellis, Preston 
and Acting President Lewis; Treasurer 
Kenney and Mr. Ritchie were also present* 

The Committee considered tentative plans 

for and location of the proposed women's building. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 

plans for the proposed women's building 
be developed primarily on the basis of 
a dormitory which will accommodate 
approximately one hundred students, and 
which will provide such classrooms and 
laboratories for domestic science as the 
contemplated appropriation of $150,000. 
will permit. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend "bo the Trustees that the 
proposed women's building be located 
north of the East Experiment Station and 
east of the county road. 

Plans were presented for the proposed 

administration building at the Market Garden Field 

Station. 



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Mr. Ritchie reported on the operation of the 

ventilating system in Bowker Auditorium, and it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the 

authorization of the final payment on the 
bill covering the ventilating system in 
Bowker Auditorium. 

The Treasurer presented a list of projects 
included in the Legislative Budget for 1919 of $35,000. 
for improvements and equipment. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:45 P. M. 



Chairman 



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Ventilating 

System 
Bowker 
Auditorium 



Budget 



_Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Apportionments 



Extension 
Service 

Budget 



Boston City 

Club Dues 



Bookkeeper 
Treasurer' s 
Office 



Out-of-state 
Travel 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



FINANCE 



City Club , Boston, Mass. , January 2,1919. 



The meeting was called to order at 6 P.M. 

by the chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Bowditch , Ell is, 
Mortimer, Richardson and Acting 
President Lewis; Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

The budget and proposed apportionments for 

the current fiscal year were presented. After 

discussion, it was 

VOTED: To approve the apportionments as presented 
for the fiscal year beginning December 1, 
1918, for the College, Experiment Station, 
Short Courses and Market Garden Field 
Station. 

VOTED: That in harmony with the recommendation 
of the Supervisor of Administration, the 
budget for Extension Service for the year 
beginning December 1, 1918, be reduced to 
$81,000. from state funds. 

VOTED: To authorize the payment from the income 
of the Sessions Fund of the dues of 
President Butterfield in the Boston City 
Club from October, 191? to October, 1919. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the employment 
of an additional bookkeeper in the 
Treasurer's office at a salary of $840. 
per year. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that projects 
for out-of-state travel of members of the 
staff be approved by the special auditing 
committee appointed by the Vice-President 
of the Corporation. 



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VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 

following salary allowances be paid from 
the income from the State Endowment Fund: 

Kenyon L. Butterfield, rate of $1500. 
per year during absence in France, 

W.P«B. Lockwood, rate of $1500 • per 
year from December 1, 1918 to August 31, 
1919. 

J. K. Shaw, rate of $2250. per year 
from December 1, 1918 to February 28,1919. 

VOTED: To authorize the payment from Extension 

Service funds of the bill for a typewriter 
used at the Boston headquarters of the 
emergency work in Home Economics. 

VOTED : To approve the action of the Acting 

President in appointing Mrs. Jessie W. 
Bacharach as Matron at Draper Hall from 
January 1st to June 30, 1919, at a salary 
of $7 5.00 per month. 

The Treasurer presented his annual report for 

the last fiscal year and it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
the adoption of the report of the 
Treasurer as presented for the year ended 
November 30, 1918. 



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K.L. Butterfield 
Salary Allowance 

W. P. B. Lockwood 
Salary Allowance 



J. K. Shaw 
Salary Allowance 

Extension 
Service Bill 
for Typewriter 



Mr a. Bacharach 
Appointment 



Treasurer's 
"Report 



James H.Ritchie 



VOTED: To authorize the employment of James H. 

"Ritchie as Consulting Architect during the 
ensuing year. 

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 P.M. 



Chai rman 



Secretary 



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Indexed 



COMMITTEE 



A.D.Kilham 
Resignati on 



R.A.VanMetar 
Re-in state- 
ment 



Home Garden 
Project 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Bos ton, Mass., January 6,1919. 



The meeting was called to order at 6:10 P.M. 

by the Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Dewey, 

Ellis, Gannon, and Acting President 
Lewis. Director Hurd was also 
present. 



It was 



VOTED 



VOTED 



To recommend to the Trustees the 
acceptance of the resignation of Austin 
D. Kilham, Extension Assistant Professor 
of Pomology, same to take effect 
December 31, 1918. 

To recommend to the Trustees the 
reinstatement of Ralph A. Van Meter, now 
absent on military service, as Extension 
Specialist in Pomology at a salary of 
$2000. per year, same to take effect on 
his arrival. 



Mr. Harold F. Tompson appeared and discussed 
the attitude of the market gardeners toward the 
encouragement on the part of the Extension Service of 
the home garden project in Massachusetts. 

Director Hurd presented a revised budget 
and apportionment for the current fiscal year and 
after discussion, it was 



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VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the revised 
"budget for Extension Service expenditures 
for the current fiscal year, the total 
apportionment of state funds "being 
approximately $79,000. and including no 
apportionment for the salary of 
William F. Howe. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 P.M. 



Budget 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass, , February 6,1919. 



Memorial 
Bronze Tablet 



The Committee convened at 12:15 P.M. with the 
Chairman, Mr, Frank Gerrett, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Gerrett, Bacon, Ellis, 
Preston, William Wheeler and 
Acting President Lewis. 



The Committee met to consider the following 

vote passed by the Trustees January 3, 1919: 

"That in appreciation of the service rendered 
in the great war by the students and alumni of 
the college, the Committee on Buildings and 
Grounds be requested to consider the question of a 
suitable memorial to commemorate this service." 

After discussion and on motion of Mr. Bacon, 



Mem or i al 
Building 



it was 



V0TEp_!_ To recommend to the Trustees that as soon 
as possible after the conclusion of the 
war there be placed in Stockb ridge Hall 
a bronze tablet bearing the names of 
M.A.C. men who have died in the service of 
their country during the war. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that a 

special committee be appointed to consider 
the advisability of erecting a permanent 
memorial consisting of a building, 
preferably of a library, in honor of the 
M. A« C. men who have died in service 
during the war. 



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On motion of Mr. Wheeler, it was 

VOTED: To be the sense of this Committee that 
a contribution "by the students for the 
memorial tablet, above referred to, would 
be appropriate and acceptable. 

It was the opinion of the Committee that 
the Acting President should consult with the students 
relative to the project of securing a memorial tablet. 

The Acting President discussed with the 
Committee the desirability of petitioning the present 
legislature for an appropriation for a library 
building in addition to a women's dormitory, provided 
it becomes apparent that the legislature will appropri- 
ate large sums of money for public construction. It 
was the opinion of the Committee that this matter should 
be left to the discretion of the Acting President. 
The Committee adjourned at 2:30 P. M. 

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Memorial 
Tablet 



Library 
Building 



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Market Garden 
Field Station 
Foreman ' s 
Cottage 



Women's Bldg. 
"Plans and 
Location 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass., February 25,1919. 



The meeting convened at 12:15 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Frank Gerrett presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Ellis, Preston, 

William Wheeler and Acting President 
Lewis. Treasurer Kenney, Mr. Ritchie 
and Mr. H.F.Tompson were also 
present • 

The Treasurer and Mr. Ritchie reported that 

Custance Brothers of Arlington were prepared to build 

the Foreman's Cottage at the Market Garden Field Station, 

within the available appropriation of $4500. and it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to enter into a 
contract with Custance Brothers for the 
construction of the Foreman's Cottage at 
the Market Garden Field Station on the 
basis of plans to be approved by the 
Treasurer, the cost not to exceed $4500. 

The Committee considered plans and location of 

the proposed women's building, and after discussion, it 



was 



VOTED: That close estimates be prepared covering 
the cost of the proposed women's building 
for presentation to the Supervisor of 
Administration, and that if the total 
exceeds the sum of $150,000. an attempt 
be made to secure from the present 
Legislature an appropriation adequate to 
cover the entire cost of the building and 
equipment* 



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VOTE D; To recommend to the Trustees that the 

location of the proposed women's building 
be changed to the area south of the East 
Experiment Station and north of the 
Microbiology Building. 

The Treasurer presented a claim from Allen 

Brothers for reimbursement in the amount of $75. on 

account of riveting work on steel used in the turbine 

house, and it was 

VOTED: To leave the adjustment of this claim to 
the Treasurer and Architect. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P.M. 

Chairman 



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Allen Bros. 
Turbine House 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE JO INT COMMITTEE OH 

COORDINATION 



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL 

COLLEGE 



136 State Hou se, Boston, Mass . , March 3,1919, 2:15 P.M. 



Coordination 
State Dept . 
Agriculture 

m.a.c. 



PRESENT: Representing the Department of 

Agriculture, Messrs. Leslie Smith, 
John Bursley, H. H. Shepard and 
Wilfrid Wheeler; representing the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, 
Messrs. Charles A. Gleason, Elmer D. 
Howe, George H. Ellis (as substitute 
for Mr. Frank Gerrett) and 
Edward M. Lewis. 

Mr. Leslie Smith was chosen Chairman, and 
Ralph J. Watts, Secretary, of the Committee. 

Acting President Lewis read the minutes of the 

history of the discussion of coordination between the 

Department of Agriculture and the Agricultural Collage, 

and the matter was discussed at length. On motion of 

Mr. Bursley, it was 

VOTED: To accept the following articles as 

governing the division of work between the 
State Department of Agriculture and the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

I. The State Department of Agriculture and the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College are, or should be, 
regarded as public agencies, to be supported by public 
funds and to be subject to appropriate state control. 

II. The chief function of the State Department of 
Agriculture is administrative. 



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III. The chief function of the State Agricultural 
College is educational. 

IV. There should be a standing joint committee, 
on Cooperation and Adjustment, comprised of two or more 
members of the Department of Agriculture and a similar 
number from the Board of Trustees of the College in 
addition to the commissioner of Agriculture and the 
President of the College. 

V. Memoranda of agreement. - There should be 
distinct written agreements on the form and method of 
division of labor in all cases where there is, in the 
opinion of either institution, any overlapping or 
duplication of work. 



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VI. It is understood that in the matter of 
employment of members of the college staff as executive 
officers in the control or other work of the Department, 
there will be definite agreements between the Department 
and the college. 

The Committee discussed the question of the 

transfer of the administration of the Feed and Fertilizer 

Control Laws from the Agricultural College to the 

Department of Agriculture, and on motion of Mr. Ellis, 

it was 

VOTED: That the sub-committee report to their 
respective boards that they favor the 
principle of the transfer to the State 
Department of Agriculture of the admin- 
istration of the Feed and Fertilizer 
Control Laws, subject to an agreement 
between the Department of Agriculture and 
the Massachusetts Agricultural College 
that the analytical work be retained at 
the college. 

On motion of Mr. Howe, it was 

VOTED: To approve the following plan for the 
disposition of certain existing pieces 
of work, and to refer the same, with the 
endorsement of this Committee, to the 
respective boards. 



Control Laws 
Transfer 



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Plan for 
Disposition 
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of Tfork 



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I. The College to take over the Farmers' 
Institutes. 

II. The Department of Agriculture to take over 
all control work now carried on "by the College. 

III. All shows and exhibits at which prizes 
are offered to be under the auspices of the Department 
of Agriculture. 

IV. The advertising of Massachusetts agriculture 
to be under the Department of Agriculture. 

V. The question of publications to be subject 
to agreement. 

VI. The question of the educational-administra- 
tive work of the Department of Agriculture to be left to 
Commissioner Wheeler and President Butter field for 
further consideration and report. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTE S OF MEETING OF THE TRUS TEES | COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Bos ton, Maes. , March 13,1919. 



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The Committee was called to order at 10:50 A#M. 

the Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Dewey, 
Ellis, Frost, Gannon and Acting 
President Lewis; Director Hurd 
was also present. 

Director Hurd presented a revised budget for 

Extension Service expenditures from March 1,1919 to 

November 30,1919, and it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the acceptance 
of the budget as presented. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the appoint- 
ment of an Extension Specialist in Dairying 
at a 8 alary of $2500. per year from 
May 1, 1919. Also the appointment of a 
Specialist to take charge of Extension 
Schools and Exhibits, etc., at a salary 
of $2400. per year from May 1, 1919. 

VOTED: To employ Mr. William R. Cole as full- 
time Extension Instructor in Fruit and 
Vegetable Preservation in accordance with 
the vote of the Trustees of October 2,1918. 

VOTED:, That the Governor and Council be requested 
to allow extra compensation to Messrs. 
W.H. Bronson and R. B. Cooley in order 
to adjust their salary for the year on the 
basis of Trustees' previous action. 



Budget 



Specialist 
in Dairying 
Appointment 



W. R. Cole 
Employment 



W.H. Bronson 
R.B.CoOley 

Extra Corn- 
pens ati on 



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Automobilsi 

Use of 



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In executive session, the sub- committee on 
adjustment of automobile travel reported, and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the 

adoption of the following regulations 
for the use of privately owned 
automobiles by the staff of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

1. That approval is given by the 
Trustees for the use of privately 
owned automibiles by the staff of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College for 
official business, when it is clearly 
in the interests of the work, and 
economy for the institution to do this. 

2. That proposed trips shall be 
previously requisitioned in the usual 
manner and through the usual channels, 

3. That on approved trips a mileage rate 
of eight cents per mile, irrespective 
of the number of persons, for actual 

miles traveled on official work shall 
be allowed. 

4. That night garage storage not to 
exceed $1.00 per night will be allowed. 

5. That when a proposed trip shall parallel 
a railroad or trolley line, only the 
regular railroad or trolley fare will 
be allowed. 

6. That the institution will assume no 
liability for damages done to persons 
or property by privately owned 

machines • 

7. That a rate of three cents per mile 
will be allowed when members of the 
staff of the college share the use of 
autos used by county agents or other 
state employees. 



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W.D.Hurd 

Resignation 



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The resignation of William D. Hurd as Director 

of the Extension Service was presented and it was 

VOTED ; To recommend to the. Trustees the 

acceptance of the resignation of William 
D. Hurd as Director of the Extension 
Service, the same to take effect April 30, 
1919. 

The Committee discussed at length the question 
of a successor to Professor Hurd. It was the unanimous 
opinion that the position should not he filled permanent- 
ly until the return of President Eutterfield, and it was j John D.Willard 

Acting Director 
VOTED; To recommend to the Trustees that Mr. 
John D. Willard be appointed Acting 
Director of the Extension Service until 
the return of President Butterfield. 

The meeting adjourned at 12 P. M. 



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B.W.Redman 
Acting Directof 

John D.Willard 
Associate 

Director 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , April 4, 1919. 



The meeting convened at 12 o'clock noon with 

the Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Dewey, 
Ellis, Frost, Gannon and Acting 
President Lewis. 

The Acting president reported on various 

investigations which had been made by the Chairman of 

the Committee and himself of candidates for the 

position of Director of the Extension Service. The 

matter was discussed at length, and it was decided to 

defer the permanent settlement probably until the 

return of president Butt erf i eld. In view of this 

sentiment, it was 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that until 
further action be taken, Mr. Ralph W. 
Redman be appointed Acting Director and 
Mr. John D. Willard be appointed Associate 
Director of the Extension Service. 



The opinion of the Committee was unanimous 
that Mr. Redman in accepting the appointment as 
Acting Director of the Extension Service should 
clearly understand that the Committee does not 
propose to consider his name in connection with the 
permanent appointment to this vacancy. 



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It was 

VOTED; To authorize the chairman and the Acting 
President to continue their investigation 
of such candidates for the position of 
Director of the Extension Service as 
they may deem worthy of consideration. 



The meeting adjourned at 1:50 P. M. 



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Director 
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Director 

Temporary 

Arrangement 



Special 
Meeting 



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MINUTES 07 MEETIN G OF THE T RUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENSIO N SERVICE 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, Mass. , May 6, 3r98tT. 



The meeting was called to order at 10:40 A.M. 
with the Chairman, Mr, Elmer I). Howe, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Dewey, Ellis, 
Frost, Gannon and Acting President Lewis. 



The Committee considered further the question 

of appointing a permanent Director of the Extension 

Service, and after discussion, it was 

VOTED: To continue the temporary arrangement 
now provided for unless new conditions 
arise which make it seem desirahle to 
elect a permanent Director before the 
return of President Butterfield. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the call of a special 
meeting of the Trustees in Boston 
Saturday, May 24, 1919 at such time and 
place as the Acting President may 
designate. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 A. M. 



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Secretary 



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MINUTES OF MEETING O F THE TRU STEES ' COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , May 23, 1919. 



The Committee convened at 10:10 A.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Dewey, 
Ellis, Frost, Gannon and Acting 
President Lewis. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that a leave 
of absence without pay be granted to 
Ezra I. Morgan for one year from approxi- 
mately July 1, 1919. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of the appointments of D.L.James, Exten- 
sion Specialist in Dairying, at a salary 
of $2500. per year from date of May 1, 
1919, and of John D. Zink, In Charge of 
Extension Schools and Exhibits, at a 
salary of $2000. per year from date of 
May 1, 1919. 



It was 



VOTED : 



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E.L.Morgan 
Leave of 
Ab 3ence 



D. L. James 
Appointment 

John D.Zink 
Appointment 



To recommend to the Trustees that an 
Extension Assistant in Marketing be engaged 
at a salary not to exceed $3000. per 



Marketing 



year, 
U. S. 



$2500. 
D. A. 



of which is to be paid by the A l 



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That Mr. Frost be requested to 
and present to the Committee a 
for the most effective work on 
marketing problem which may be 
by the Extension Service. 



outline 
project 
the 
undertaken 



Marketing 
Problem 



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U. S, D. A. 
Aid 



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Increases 



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Mr. Redman reported on the prospects for the 
continuation of special financial aid from the U»S.D«A« 

The Committee considered various salary 

increases for members of the Extension Service Staff, 

as recommended by the Acting President, and it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Finance 
Committee and to the Trustees certain 
salary increases for members of the 
Extension Service Staff, (Details 
of these increases appear in the Minutes 
of the Trustees' Meeting of May 24, 1919.) 

The meeting adjourned at 11:30 A. If* 



Chairman 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 



COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , May 23, 1919 



The Committee convened at 11:30 A. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. William Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey, 

Gannon, Howe and Acting President Lewis. 

The Committee considered the question of 
granting honorary degrees in 1919, and after discussion 
it was agreed that it would he inexpedient to inaugurate 
at this time the custom of granting honorary degrees. 

It was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
the following courses in Rural Home Life: 

Rural Home Life 

Miss Skinner 

Elective Cour ses 

25. I. 26. II. 27. III. Textil es and Clothing. - 
Sophomores.- The selection and purchase of suitable 
materials, their character, cost and durability. 
Appropriateness and simplicity in dress. There will 
be practical work in hand and machine sewing, drafting 
and designing of patterns, the care and repair of 
clothing. 
1 lecture 2 2-hour laboratory periods, Credit 3. 



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Degrees 



Rural Home 

Life 

Courses 



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Rural Home 
Life Courses 



S alary 
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Titles 
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50. I. 51. I 

Juniors. - A cou 
of foods. The 1 
comparative compo 
food-stuff 8; thei 
Laboratory practi 
to the selection 
1 class hour. 

2 



I. 52. III. Foods and Cookery. - 

rse to establish a fundamental knowledge 

ectures deal with a discussion of the 

sition, cost and economic value of 

r sources, production and manufacture. 

ce in applying scientific principles 

and preparation of typical foods. 

2-hour laboratory periods, Credit 3. 



7 5. I. 76. II. Ho us eho Id Management 
This course deals with the application of 
of scientific management to the household, 
elements of successful homemaking. It in 
of the family income, cost of living, nous 
the budget and its apportionment. Con si 

also be given to the responsibility of the 
family and the community in establishing r 
of living. 2 class hours. Credit 2. 



- Seniors. - 
the principles 

and the 
eludes a study 
ehold accounts, 
deration will 

woman to her 
ight standards 



78. III. Home Nursing. - Seniors. - This course 
includes a study of the care of the family health; 
simple diseases and their prevention; the care of young 
children and invalids; first aid to the injured. 

2 class hours. Credit 2. 

The Committee considered various salary 

increases, as recommended by the Acting President, and 

on motion of Mr. Howe, it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Finance 
Committee and to the Trustees certain 
salary increases for members of the 
Administration and Teaching Staff. 
(Details of these increases appear in the 

Minutes of the Trustees 1 meeting of 

May 24, 1919.) 



It was 



VOTED: 



To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
the following changes in title of the 
members of the Staff: 



Name 



A. B. Beaumont, Agronomy 

F.A. McLaughlin, Botany 

Arao Itano, Microbiology 

C.H.Patterson, English 

A. A. Maekimmie, French 

A. N. Julian, German 



Departm ent present Rank 

Asso.Prof. 
Instructor 
Asst.Prof . 
Asst.prof . 
Asso. Prof. 
Instructor 



)08ed Rank 
Professor 
Asst. Prof. 
Asso. Prof. 
Professor 
Professor 
Asst. prof. 



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It was 

VOTED : To approve the establishment of the 

position of Assistant Professor in the 
Department of Agricultural Economics at a 
salary of not to exceed $2100. per year, 
$1100 • of which is to he paid from 
Experiment Station funds and $1000, from 
Short Course funds. 



It was 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that Richard 
L. Holden he appointed Instructor in 
Animal Husbandry at a salary of $1500. 
per year from July 1, 1919, same to be 
paid from Short Course funds. 

To recommend to the Trustees the appoint- 
ment of Ray L. Torre y as Instructor in 
Botany at a salary of $1500. per year to 
take effect September 1, 1919. 

To authorize the Acting President to 
endeavor to secure the approval of the 
appropriate State officials of the 
appointment of an Instructor in Agronomy 
at a salary of $1700. per year and an 
Assistant to Prof. Hart in the Department 
of Agricultural Education at $3300. per 
year, provided the Trustees subsequently 
approve appointments to either or both of 
these positions. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P. M. 



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Dept. of 
Agricultural 
Economies 
Asst. Prof. 



R.L. Holden 

Appointment 



R.L.Torrey 
Appointment 



Instructor in 

Agronomy 

Appointment 



Dept, of Agl. 
Education 
Asst, Prof. 
Appointment 






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Dept. Of 
Agricultural 
Economics 
As at .Prof . 



Salary 

Increases 



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MINUTES 0? MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES [ COMMITTEE ON 
EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 
City Club, Bos ton, Mass ., May 23, 1919 



The Committee convened at 2:40 P. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Preston, Frost, Mortimer, 
Pollard, and Acting President 
Lewi 8 . 



On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTE D: To approve the establishment of the 

position of Assistant Professor in the 
Department of Agricultural Economics at 
a salary of not to exceed $2100. per 
year, $1100. of which is to be paid 
from Experiment Station funds and $1000. 
from Short Course funds. 

The Committee considered various salary 

increases for members of the Experiment Station Staff, 

as recommended by the Acting President. It was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Finance 
Committee and to the Trustees certain 
salary increases for members of the 
Experiment Station Staff. (Details of 
these increases appear in the Minutes 
of the Trustees' Meeting of May 24,1919.) 



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On motion of Mr. Frost it was 

VOTED: That the Acting President be authorized to 
enieavor to obtain $2000. through the 
supplementary budget, to cover the cost of 
laboratory work in connection with the 
blood test of poultry. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P. II. 



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Blood Test 
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Salary 
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MI NUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 

FINANCE 



City Club, Boston, Mass., May 23, 1919. 



The Committee convened at 3:40 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Bowditeh, Ellis, 
Mortimer, Pollard, Richardson and 
Acting President Lewis; Treasurer 
Kenney was also present. 

The Committee considered various salary 
increases as recommended "by Committees on Extension 
Service, Course of Study and Faculty, and Experiment 
Station; also the schedule for increases for Clerks, as 
recommended "by the Acting President. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
certain salary increases for members of 
the various staffs, the same to become 
effective June 1, 1919. (Details of 
these increases appear in the Minutes of 
the Trustees' meeting of May 24, 1919.) 

On motion of Mr. Bowditeh, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Acting President to 

endeavor to secure further salary increases 
during the year if emergencies arise 
requiring special consideration for such. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Auditing Committee of the 
Trustees to recommend to the Governor and 
Council such increases in the wages of 
laborers at the college as would seem to 
them advisable. 



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On motion of Mr. Bowditeh, it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
the following new appointments of clerks: 

Miss Nellie V. Barkhouse , Clerk, President's Office, 

May 19, 1919, $960. 
Mi 8 8 Margaret Leduc, Stenographer, Ext. Service, 

March 1, 1919, $720. 
Miss Mildred Pierpont, Clerk, Short Courses, May 1,1919, 

$900. 
Miss Laura Sabin, Stenographer, Dept. Poultry Husbandry, 

March 7, 1919, $720. 
Mr. Lawrence A. Wheaton, Chief Clerk, Extension Service, 

April 10, 1919, $1500. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
extra compensation and promotions as 
follows: 

Miss Lorian P. Jefferson, as Acting Head of the Depart- 
ment of Agricultural Economics in the absence of 
Dr. Cance, at the rate of $25. per month from 
February 1, 1919. 

Prof. Loyal F. Payne, as Acting Head of the Poultry 
Department in the absence of Prof. J. C. Graham, 
at the rate of $25. per month from April 1, 1919. 

Prof. B. E. Pontius, as Acting Head of the Department 
of Animal Husbandry in the absence of Prof. J.C« 
McNutt, at the rate of $25. per month from 
March 7, 1919. 

Mr. P. W. Redman, as Acting Director of the Extension 
Service, at the rate of $50. per month from 
May 1, 1919. 

Mr. John D. Willard for carrying on work of the Director 
of Extension Service, at the rate of $50. per 
month from May 1, 1919. 

Promotion of Miss Doris Tower from Stenographer to Clerk 
in the Department of Poultry Husbandry, at a salary 
of $840. from date of April 1, 1919. 

Promotion of Miss Rebecca L» Mellor from Clerk to 

First Clerk in the Experiment Station, at a salary 
of $1080. from date of June 1, 1919. 



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Appointments 



Extra 

Compensations 
promotions 






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COMMITTEE 



Wm. Martin 
Title 



Mrs, Frank A. 

Hosmer 

Presentation 

Book3, etc. 



Treasurer's 
statement 



Carbon Coal 
and Coke Co . 
Coal 



"Frances Steam 

Traveling 

Account 



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On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
that the title of William Martin be that 
of Laboratory Assistant, Department of 
Horticultural Manufactures, and that his 
salary be $900. per year from 
June 1, 1919. 

The Treasurer reported that Mrs. Frank A. 

Hosmer of Amherst had expressed the desire to present 

to the College a collection of books, museum specimens, 

and curios, collected by the late Frank A. Hosmer, and 

it was 

VOTED ; That the Trustees accept the generous 

offer, and that the chairman of the Finance 
Committee and the Treasurer convey to 
Mrs . Hosmer the appreciation of the 
Trustees. 

The Treasurer presented a comparative 
statement of disbursements and receipts for the first 
five months of each of the last three fiscal years. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to sign a 

contract with the Carbon Coal and Coke 
Company, for the purchase of coal for 
the ensuing year. 

On motion of Mr. "Richardson, it was 

VOTED : To leave to the chairman of the Finance 
Committee and the Treasurer the 
adjustment of the traveling account of 
Miss Frances Steam. 



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On motion of Mr. Mortimer, it was 

VOTED: Not to authorize payment to Miss Laura 
Gifford Tor vacation in 1918, taken in 
excess of the amount allowed by the 
U. 5. Department of Agriculture. 

On motion of Mr. Richardson, it was 



VOTED: 



That all accounts of the institution 
against employees shall be settled within 
sixty days from the date they are 
rendered, and that when such accounts 
remain unpaid at the end of ninety days, 
they shall be deducted from the 
compensation due such an employee. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 P. M. 



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Miss Laura 
Corns took 
Vacation 



Accounts of 
Institution 
Against 
Employees 



Chairman 




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COMMITTEE 



Women's Bldg. 
Location 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Massachusetts Agricultural College, May 28, 1919 



PRESENT: Messrs, Gerrett, Ellis and Acting 

President Lewis; Treasurer Kenney and 
Mr. Ritchie were also present. 



At 12:15 P. M. the Committee met for luncheon 
and conferred with Mrs. Butterfield, Miss Skinner and 
Miss Comstock relative to the location of the proposed 
women's building. Subsequently, the Committee 
viewed various sites under consideration. At 3 P.M. 
the Committee met in the President's Office and gave 
further consideration to this question. 

It was agreed that pending the final decision, 
Mr. Ritchie be asked to make further studies of the 
locations, 1st: In the vicinity of the East 
Experiment Station and, 2nd: North of Stockbridge 
Hall, and that at an early date the Committee meet in 
Boston to consider further this matter* 

The meeting adjourned at 3:15 P. M. 

Chai man 



Secretary 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMIT TEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass . , June 18, 1919 



The Committee met at 11:00 A. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Frank Gerrett, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs, Gerrett, Ellis, William 

Wheeler, and Acting President Lewis. 
Mr. Kenney and Mr. Ritchie were 
also present. 

Mr. Ritchie presented studies showing the 
possible development of a women's group on an area south 
of the East Experiment Station, and on an area north 
of Stockbridge Hall. On the basis of these studies, 
the Committee gave careful consideration to the location 
of the Women's Building, and it was not deemed advisable 
to alter the vote of the Committee of February 25,1919, 
whereby it was determined to locate the Women's Builsding 
south of the East Experiment Station. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 

Treasurer and architect be instructed to 
study the most economical method of heat- 
ing the College buildings, including a 
study of the needs of departments 
desiring high pressure steam, the location 
of steam mains, and the construction of 
tunnels • 



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Worn en* s Bldg. 
Location 



College 

Buildings 
Heating 



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COMMITTEE 



Consulting 
"Engineer 



Somen's Bldg. 
Location 



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Improvement 3 
and Equipment 

Schedule 



Memorial Bldg. 
Location 



VOTED:., To leave to the Treasurer the selection 
of a consulting engineer to advise in 
connection with the study of the 
engineering problem of the college. 

VOTED; To refer to the Board of Trustees, without 
recommendation, the request of Miss 
Skinner that the final decision on the 
location of the Women's Building he 
deferred until the return of President 
Butterfield. 

The Treasurer presented a schedule for the 

distribution of the special appropriation of $80,000, 

for improvements and equipment and it was 

VOTED: To approve the schedule as submitted and 
to recommend its adoption by the 
Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that a special 
committee be appointed to confer with the 
proper state officials on the question of 
location and maintenance of the proposed 
Soldier Memorial Building to be provided by 
the Alumni of the College. 

Meeting adjourned at 12:45 P. M. 



Chairman 



^Secretary . 



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MINUT ES 07 MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE S' CO MMITTEE ON 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Boston, Mass., June 37, 1919 



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The meeting convened at 1:30 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe, presiding, 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditeh, Ellis, Gannon, 
and Acting President Lewis. Mr. 
Redman and Mr. Willard were also 
present • 

In view of the fact that the Emergency Funds 
from the U. S. Department of Agriculture for the 
support of Extension Work in Home Economics in cities 
will he discontinued after June 30, 1919, the Committee 
considered at length what disposition should be made of 
this work in the future. 

On motion of Mr. Gannon, it was 

VOTED: That the County Farm Bureaus be encouraged 
to take over as much of the city work now 
being done in Home Economics as they can 
support without college or Federal 
financial aid, and that any city not 
provided for by a County Farm Bureau be 
cared for by the Smith-Hughes Funds if 
this be possible. 



Home Economics 
ity Work 



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COMMITTEE 



V. A. Rice 
Additional 
Salary 



A. L. Dean 
Salary 



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On motion of Mr. "Ellis, it was 



VOTED: 



That in order to adequately terminate the 
Extension Work in Home Economics now "being 
done in the cities, funds not to exceed 
.$1000 in amount he paid from the State 
Appropriation for Extension Service to 

this work during July 
this amount to provide 
Miss Roof, Mi 88 
Miss Soroker, for July, 
of Miss Roof for August, 



cover expenses of 
and August, 1919, 
for the salary of 
Nickers on, and 
and the salary 



it being understood that for a portion 
this period Miss Roof will not he on 
active duty. 



of 



Mrs. Ruth S 

Reel 

Employment 



It was 

VOTED: To pay Mr. V. A. Rice additional salary 
in amount of $160. per year from date of 
July 1, 1919, this to be charged to 

Smith-Lever supplementary funds. 

It was 

VOTED: To pay the salary of Mr. A. L. Dean at 

$1500 per year from July 1st, to November 
30th, 1919, from Smith-Lever supplementary 
funds . 

It was 

VOTED: To employ Mrs. Ruth S. Reed as Assistant 
State Leader of Home Economies from July 
1, 1919, at a salary of $2200. per year; 
salary to be paid from Smith-Lever 
supplementary funds. 

Meeting adjourned at 2:30 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTE S OF MEETIN G OP THE TRUS TEES ' COMMITTEE ON 
BUILDIN GS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 
City Club, Boston, Mass. , July 18,1919, at 1 P.M. 



PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Bacon, Ellis, 
Preston, William Wheeler and 
President Butterfield. Dean Lewis, 
Treasurer Kenney, Architect Ritchie 
and Engineer Butterworth were also 
present. 



The first item of business was the reopening 

at the Presidents request of the question of the 

location of the women's Dormitory. The President 

stated his views and recommended as the best site, in 

his judgment, the location just east of the upper plant 

house and south of the President's House, and as the 

second best site, the location just to the north of 

the West Experiment Station. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To reconsider the vote by which the 
Women's Dormitory was located on the 
site north of the Microbiology Laboratory 

It was 

VOTED: To take up the consideration of the 

utilization of the appropriations for 
buildings at the Market Garden Field 
Station. 

Treasurer Kenney and Professor Tompson stated 

the situation and after discussion, it was 



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Women ' s 

Building 

Location 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Appropriations 
for buildings 



46 



COMMITTEE 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Administration 
Bldg. 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Greenhouse 



Horticultural 

Manufactures 
Building 



Stockb ridge 

Hall 

Concrete Walks 



Director of 
Short Courses 
Office 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to procure 

bids for the erection of the administra- 
tion building at the Market Garden Field 
Station. 



Also it was 



VOTED: 



To authorize the Treasurer to proceed 
with the erection of an additional 
greenhouse at the Market Garden Field 
Station. 



Mr. Frost, Chairman of the Trustees* Committee 
on Horticulture, reported the request of the Committee 
that the Committee on Buildings and Arrangement of 
Grounds should give careful consideration to the press- 
ing need for an early erection of a building for 
Horticultural Manufactures. It was 

VOTED: To request the Committee on Horticulture 
to make further detailed study of the 
project and report to the Committee on 
Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds at 
a future meeting. 

The Treasurer presented an amended plan for 

installing concrete walks at Stockb ridge Hall, and it 

was 

VOTED: To authorize the Treasurer to proceed 
under the new plan of building walks 
at S to ckb ridge Hall, the plan, however, 
to be regarded as relatively temporary 
and not the final alignment of walks. 

The President presented a request from the 

Director of Short Courses for an office. It was 

VOTED: To leave the matter of installing and 

equipping an office for the Director of 
Short Courses with the President and 
Treasurer with power. 



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Professor Gunness presented the need of and 
plans for the enlargement of the Pural Engineering 
Building. 

Statements were made by the President, the 

Dean and the Treasurer relative to the steps necessary 

in the case of the proposed Alumni Soldiers' Memorial 

Building. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To authorize the President and Treasurer 
to confer with, the state authorities 

relative to the sale of land for the 
Memorial Building, and report to the 
Committee at its next meeting. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that 

the Legislature be asked to make at 
its next session, adequate appropriations 
for the erection and equipment of both 
library and chemistry buildings. 

It was 

VOTED : To adjourn to meet at the College at the 
President's Office, Saturday, July 26th, 
at 9 A. M. 



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Rural Engineer-r- 
ing Building 
Enlargement 



Memorial Bldg. 
Location 



^Secretary • 



Library and 
Chemistry 
Buildings 
Location 



COMMITTEE 



0. H. Thayer 
Appointment 



Short Course 
Instructors 



Gilbert Watts 
Appointment 



"Rural Sociolog 
Associate 

professor 



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It was 

VOTED: To appoint Mr, Charles H. Thayer as 

Instructor in Agronomy at a salary of 
$1700. per year to be paid from Short 
Course funds, to take effect September 
1, 1919. 

It was 



VOTED: That the President be authorized to engage 
instructors for the following positions 
if further study of the situation 
indicates that such instructors are 
necessary for the next college year, in 
order to adequately provide for the 
Short Courses. 

Instructor in Rural Engineering, salary 
$2000. per year. 

Instructor in Rural Engineering, salary 
$1500. per year. 

Instructor in Dairying, salary $2000. 
per year • 

Instructor in Poultry Husbandry, salary 
$2000. per year. 

Instructor in Farm Management, salary 
$1000. per year, half time. 

VOTED : To appoint Mr. Gilbert S. Watts as 

Instructor in Market Gardening and Foreman 
in the Department of Market Gardening for 
one year from date of July 15, 1919, at 
a salary of $2000. per year, $1000. of 
which is to be paid from Short Course funds, 
and $1000. from the funds of the department 



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It was 

VOTED: That the President be authorized to 
engage an Assistant professor or 
Associate Professor of Rural Sociology at 
a salary not to exceed $2500. per year, 
same to take effect September 1, 1919. 



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VOTED : That the President be authorized to make 
such re-classification of the salary of 
Director Phelan as seems to him advisable. 

VOTED : That the President he authorized to trans- 
fer the service of Mr. Joseph Novitski 
to the Federal Vocational Board for one 
year, the salary for this period to be 
paid by the Federal Vocational Board. 

It was 

VOTED: To ratify the appointment of Mr. Charles 
H. Abbott as Instructor in Zoology to 
succeed Mr. S.C.Bali at a salary of 
$1500. per year, to take effect Sept. 1, 
1919. 

It was 

VOTED : To accept the resignation of Mr. Burt A« 

Hazeltine, Instructor in Mathematics, same 
to take effect July 15, 1919. 

It was 



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Prof .Phelan 
Re-classifi- 
cation of 
salary 

Joseph F. 

Novitski 

Transfer 



C.H.Abbott 

Ratify 

Appointment 



VOTED: To appoint Mr. Clark I. Thayer as Head of 
the Department of Floriculture at a 
salary not to exceed $3000. per year, to 
take effect September 1, 1919, his title 
to be determined by the President. 

VOTED: That the President be authorized to fill 
the position of Associate professor of 
Agricultural Education at a salary not to 
exceed $3300. per year, same to take 
effect September 1, 1919, it being under- 
stood that half the salary of this appointee 
will be paid from Smith-Hughes funds. 



Burt A. 

Hazeltine 

Resignation 



Clark L.Thayer 
Appointment 



Agricultural 
Education 
Associate 
Prof essor 



to 



VOTED: That Mr. Fred E. Wheeler be appointed 
Instructor in Dairying at a salary of 
$1500. per year for full time service, 
take effect September 1, 1919. 

It was 



VOTED : To approve the employment of Mr. Arthur M. 
McCarthy as a Graduate Assistant in the 
Department of Physical Education for one 
year, at a salary of $900. same to take 
effect September 1, 1919. 



Fred E.Wheeler 
Appointment 



A.M. McCarthy 
Employment 



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COMMITTEE 



Pre si dent f s 
Of f i ee 
Clerk 



Dept. of 

Physics 
Instructor 



P. C. Bears 
Extra Com- 
pensation 



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L. H. Parker 
Employment 



Prof. Lockwooc. 
Vocational 
Advi ser 



Foreign 

Students 

Tuition 



Bean 

Administrative: 

Responsibility 



Prof * 
Patterson 
Asst. Dean 



VOTED: That the President be authorized to 

engage an additional clerk in the President's 
Office at a salary not to exceed $1300. 
per year. 

VOTED: That the president be authorized to fill 
the vacancy of Instructor in the 
Department of Physics at a salary not to 
exceed $1800. per year. 

VOTED: That extra compensation in the amount of 
$50. per month be allowed Prof. F.C. 
Bears as Acting Head of the Division of 
Horticulture, during the absence of 
Prof. F.A-Waugh. 

VOTED: To authorize the employment of Mr. 

Laurence H. Parker for one year at a 
salary of $2400. to take effect September 
1, 1919, as Instructor in Mathematics 
and for such other work as may be decided 
upon by the President. 

VOTED: That the President be authorized to use a 
portion of the time of professor Wm. P.B. 
Lockwood for work as Vocational Adviser. 

VOTED : To authorize the President with the 

approval of this Committee to seek advice 
of the Governor and Council relative to 
admitting to the College without the 
payment of the tuition usually required of 
foreign students, two students to be sent 
to the United States by the Serbian 
government. 

VOTED: That the President be authorized to make 
such arrangements as will enable the Dean 
of the College to assume larger 
administrative responsibility for the 
academic work of the institution such as 
course of study, methods of teaching, 
student scholarship and student affairs. 

VOTED : That Professor C.H. Patterson be asked to 
serve as Assistant Dean during the college 
year 1919-1920. 



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VOTED: That the President be authorized to make 
a special study of the possibilities of 
the larger use in the campus instruction of 
the college land, live stock and similar 
equipment, and to report to this Committee 



College 

Equip mei 
Larger Use of 



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It was 

VOTED : To refer to the Building committee with the 
endorsement of this Committee the question 
of the President taking such steps as he 
may deem necessary to develop plans for 
the housing of the Freshmen and possibly 
the Short Course students in relatively 
inexpensive buildings. 

The President presented a statement from the 
Supervisor of Administration relative to the standardiza- 
tion of salaries, together with a memorandum prepared in 
the Presidents Office on the same subject. After 
discussion, it was 

VOTED: That this Committee concur in the general 

salary schedule and employment stipulations 
submitted by President Butterfield. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 P. M. 



Salaries 
Standardiza- 
tion 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Memorial Bldg 
Locati on 



Library 
Location 



Women* « Bldg. 
Location 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



Presidents Office, M. A. C. , July 26, 1919 



The Committee met at 9:15 A. M. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Gerrett, Ellis, William 
Wheelsr and President Butterfield; 
also Dean Lewis, Treasurer Kenney and 
Mr. Ritchie. 



The Committee inspected various sites 
proposed for the Memorial Building, the Women's 
Dormitory and the Chemistry Laboratory. 

At 11:30 A. M. the Committee met in executive 
session at the President's Office. 

It was 

VOTED: To be the opinion of the committee that 

the Soldiers' Memorial Building should be 
located in the area south of the stone 
chapel. 

It was 

VOTED: To reaffirm the location of the Library in 
the area south of Clark Hall. 

The Committee considered at length the various 

sites proposed for the location of the women's 

Building. Mr. Wheeler 

MOVED : That the Women's Building be located on 
the hill site south of the president's 

House • 



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On the above motion, two members voted in the 
affirmative and two in the negative. In view of thia 

vote, it waa thought advisable to refer the question 
hade to the Trustee8 for consideration. 

It waa 

VOTED : That the Secretary of the Trustee8 he 
requested to call a special meeting of 
the Board at Amherst, August 2, to 
determine the location of the Women's 
Building. 

It was 

VOTED: To leave to Mr. William Wheeler, Mr. Frost 
and the Treasurer with power the question 
of the type of boiler which should be 
installed at the Market Garden Field 
Station at Lexington. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 P. M. 



Women's Bldg. 
Location 



Chai rman 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Boiler 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Administration 

Building 



Dor mi tories 



Study of the 
Campus 

Engineering & 
Ar oh i tec tu r al 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 



BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



Draper Hall, M. A. C, September 11, 1919. 



The Committee convened at 12:30 p. M., with the 

Chairman, Mr. Gerrett, presiding, 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Ellis, William 

Wheeler, President Butterfield, and 
Treasurer Kenney. 

The Treasurer reported that on account of 
pressure of other work, the architect had not yet pre- 
pared the drawings for the Administration Building at 
the Market Garden Field Station* 

The President explained briefly his desire to 

develop plans for inexpensive dormitories to house 

freshmen and possibly short course students, and on 

motion of Mr. Wheeler, it was 

VOTED: That the President be authorized to 

take such steps as he may deem necessary 
to develop plans for the housing of 
freshmen and possible short course 
students in relatively inexpensive 
buildings. 

The Treasurer made a report of the progress 

which is being made in the Engineering and Architectural 

study of the campus. The President reviewed the history 

of former surveys and on motion of Mr. Wheeler, it was 



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VOTED ; That Professor Waugh in cooperation with 
an engineer, be authorized to make a 
study and formulate a report on the 
location of future "buildings. 

The bids for the Women's Building were 

opened, and the proposals of the various contractors were 



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found to be as follows: 




Contractor 


Bid 


C. S. Cunningham & Son 


$108,755. 


George A. Fuller Co, 


130,830. 


Edward F. Miner Co, 


111,574. 


A, F. Stevens Co. 


106,096. 


Ernest Carlson Co. 


106,700. 


Casper Ranger Construction Co, 


117,869. 


Allen Brothers 


129,000. 


M. I. O'Connor 


144,846, 



Inasmuch as the lowest bid in this list would 
make the total cost of the building exceed the appro- 
priation, and inasmuch as the Treasurer and architect 
were confident that the specifications had been reduced 
to the minimum requirements , it was thought advisable 
to ask the Treasurer to confer with the Supervisor of 
Administration for the purpose of ascertaining whether 
approximately $5,000. might be obtained to make possible 
building the dormitory on the basis of the present 
specifications. It was agreed that as soon as possible, 
after this conference with the Supervisor of Administra- 
tion, another meeting of the Committee would be called 
for the purpose of awarding the contract. 

Meeting adjourned at 3:30 P, M. 

Chairman 



Women's Bldg 
Bids 



Indexed 



COMMITTEE 



women's, Bldg. 
Appropriation 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES* CO MMITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



Hotel Bellevue, Boston, Mass. , September 12, 1919. 



PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Preston, William 

teeler ; Dean Lewis and Mr. Kenney. 



Dean Lewis reported that the Supervisor of 
Administration gave no encouragement to proceed with 
the construction of the Women's Building unless it 
could he built within the appropriation. The Office 
had already recommended to the Governor and Council not 
to grant a request for supplementary funds by Dr. Kline 
of the State Hospital on a similar building project. 

The Trustees directed the architect to intervie' 
the three lowest bidders to see what saving they could 
make on the building proper, and also to have them 
consider what saving could be made by changing the 
site. After this data was gathered the Dean was 
requested to call another meeting of the committee. 



Chairman 



Secretary 
Pro. Tern. 



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MINUTES OF M EETING OF THE TRUSTEE S' COMMI T TEE ON 
BUILD INGS AND GROUNDS 

Hotel Bellevue, Boston, September 23,1919, 12:00 Noon 



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PRESENT: Messrs, Ellis, William Wheeler, Bacon, 
and Preston; also Dean Lewis, Mr. 
Kenney, Mr. Ritchie and Mr. Parsons. 

In the absence of the Chairman of the 
Committee, Mr. Gerrett, Mr. William Wheeler was voted 
Chairman pro tempore. 

After Mr. Ritchie had reported the savings 

on the Women's Building as figured by the three lowest 

bidders, and Mr. Kenney had reported upon the costs of 

service lines to the various sites, it was moved by 

Mr. Preston and unanimously 

VOTED : That the Women's Building be placed 
upon the site north of the P. and A. 
0hemi3try Building. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was unanimously 

VOTED: That the contract for the Women's 

Dormitory be awarded to the E.F. Carlson 
Company at a figure not exceeding 
$102,970.00, and subject to such further 
reductions as may be made by agreement 
between the architect, contractor and the 
Treasurer of the College. 

It was further moved and 

VOTED: That no changes in the plan of the 
building be made. 

It was voted to adjourn. 

Chairman 



Women's Bldg. 
Location 






Women '8 Bldg. 
Contract 



_Acting 
Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Additions and 

Improvement 

Projects 



Fruit Planta- 
tions Fencing 



Building 
Projects 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES • COMMITTEE ON 



HORTICULTURE 



lder Hall, Amherst , October 2, 1919. 



The Committee convened at 8:00 A. M. in 
Professor Waugh's office. Mr. Frost was the only member 
of the Committee present. 

Projects for additions and improvements for 
the year were considered in considerable detail. In the 
afternoon the Committee met with President Butterfield 
and the consideration of the projects was renewed. 

It was the opinion of the Committee that the 
Pomology Department should renew its request for fencing 
the fruit plantations. 

Professor Waugh was directed to study the 
building projects of various sorts, especially those 
relating to a central horticulture building, to a manu- 
facturing plant for the department of Horticultural 
Manufactures, to an extension of the greenhouses for the 
departments of Floriculture and Vegetable Gardening, 
including a heating plant for the manufacturing building 
and greenhouses; it was further suggested that a study 
of the Horticultural Service group for the Hill site might 
be included; these studies to be brought into form for 



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i 



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i, 

consideration by the Board of Trustees at the 
January, 1920 meeting. 



Chairman 



Clerk 



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COMMITTEE 



Short Coursa 
Budget 



L.S. Dickinson 
Leave of 
Absence 



Salary 
Increases 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 
COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , October 9, 1919. 



The Committee met at 5:30 p. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. William Wheeler, Bacon, 
Dewey, Gannon, and President 
Butter field. 



Director Phelan presented a budget for Short 
Course expenditures for 1920 and discussed its details 
with the Committee. 

On recommendation of the President, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that 

Mr. Lawrence S. Dickinson be granted a 
leave of absence without pay for 
approximately one year from November 1, 
1919. 

The President submitted memoranda involving a 

standardization of salaries for the professional staff, 

normal departmental organization, salary increases for 

1920, and the maximum salary for each position. The 

Committee expressed its approval of the general range 

of salaries proposed. After discussion and on motion 

of Mr. Bacon, it was 



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VOTED : That in view of the complexity of the 

salary increases proposed "by the President, 
and the lack of opportunity for this 
Committee to consider details pertaining 
thereto, the schedule be referred to the 
Trustees with the recommendation that a 
sub-committee consisting of the chairmen 
of the Committees on Finance, Course of 
Study and Faculty, Experiment Station, 
and Extension Service, in conference with 
the President, be authorized to determine 
increases which shall be incorporated 
in the legislative budget for 1920. 



Salary 
Increases 



the 



VOTED : To recommend to the Finance Committee and 
the Trustees the adoption of the Short 
Course Budget as submitted by Director 
Phelan, requiring an appropriation of 
$43,990. from the State in 1920. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:30 p. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary . 



Short Course 



Budget 



Indexed 



COMMITTEE 



County "Farm 

Bureaus 

Cooperation 



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Salary Increases 



MINUT ES OF MEETING 0? TH E TRUSTEES' C OMMI TTEE ON 
EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Boston, Mass . , October 10, 1919. 



The Committee met at 9:20 A. M. and in the 

absence of Mr. Howe, Mr. Ellis was, by vote, chosen 

to serve as chairman pro tern. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Dewey, Ellis, 

Gannon, and President Butterfield. 
Acting Director Redman was also 
present. 

Messrs. Farrell, Story, and Griggs appeared 

before the committee as representatives of the 

Massachusetts County Farm Bureaus and presented a plan 

for closer cooperation between the Farm Bureaus and the 

College, and for larger financial support from the 

College for farm bureau work. The project was discussed 

at length and on motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 

VOTED: That the above mentioned representatives 
of the County Farm Bureaus be invited to 
present their project to the Board of 
Trustees at the meeting October 11th. 

The committee considered the plan submitted 

by the President for the standardization and increase 

of salaries as effecting the Extension Service staff. 



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Acting Director Redman presented a budget 

for Extension Service expenditures for 1920 and after 

discussion it was 

VOTED: To endorse the Extension Service budget 
for 1920 as presented, and to recommend 
to the Trustees that an item of $191,000, 
for this purpose be included in the 
Legislative budget for current expenses. 

On recommendation of the President and on 

motion of Mr, Bowditch, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that 

Mr. John D, Willard be elected Director 
of Extension Service at a salary of 
$4500. per year, same to take effect on or 
before January 1, 1920. 

Meeting adjourned at 11:40 A. M. 



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John D,W: 
Elected 



Chai rman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



library Bldg. 
Chemistry Bldg. 
Estimates 



Budget 



Library Bldg. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , October 10, 1919. 



The Committee met at 12:30 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Gerrett, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Elli3, Preston, 
William Wheeler, and President 
Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

Mr. Ritchie reported the following estimates: 
for construction of the Library, $42 5,000; for 
construction of the chemistry laboratory, $600,000. 

The committee considered various projects for 

improvements and equipment which should be included in 

the Legislative budget for 1920, and approved the 

following: 

Extension of Rural Engineering Shops ----- $25,000 
Improvements at the Power and Heating Plant - 80,000 

Stable for Cavalry Unit • - ■ 15,000 

House for Farm Help ._-____ 5,000 

On motion of Mr. Preston, it was 

VOTED: That the consideration of the miscellaneous 
projects submitted for improvements and 
equipment be referred to the Finance 
Committee. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that an item 

of $425,000. be included in the Legislative 
budget for 1920 for the construction and 
equipment of a Library building. 



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Mr. Gerrett is, by request, hereby recorded 

as voting in the negative on the above motion. 

On motion of Mr. Wheeler, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that an 
item of $ 600, 000. be included in the 
Legislative budget for 1920 for the 
construction and equipment of a chemistry 
laboratory. 



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Chemistry 
Laboratory 



It was agreed that the question of the location 
of the chemistry laboratory be referred to the Trustees 
without recommendation. 

The Treasurer reported that the contract 
for the construction of the Women's "Dormitory had been 
signed with the E. F. Carlson Company at #102, 970. 
Meeting adjourned at 4:00 P. M. 



TJomen 1 s Bldg 
Contract 



Chai rm an 



_F>ecretary 



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MINUT ES OF MEET IN G OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 

City Club, Boston, Mass. , October 10, 1919, 



The Committee met at 4:00 P. M. with the 
chairman, Mr, Preston, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Preston, Pollard, President 
Butterfield and Acting Director 
Morse. 



was 



Supt. of Ground^ 
Care of Lawns 
and Drives 



Bulletin 
Chemical 

Analyses 



'illaon Farm 



W.W.Chenoweth 
Staff 



Orchard 
Spraying 



On recommendation of the Acting Director, it 



VOTE D: That the lawns and drives of the 

Experiment Station be put in charge of 
the Superintendent of Grounds and that 
the cost of maintenance he included in his 
budget. The lawns and drives to include 
those around the East Station, West 
Station, farm house, P. & A. Chemistry 
barn, and the grass roads around the 
fertilizer plots. 

VOT ED: That a special bulletin on chemical 

analyses and popular abstracts of the 
regular bulletins be published and not 
bound in the annual report. 

VOTED: That the Tillson Farm be discontinued as a 
separate department and combined with the 
department of agriculture for convenience 
in accounting for labor and crops. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that 

prof. W. W. Chenoweth be made a member of 
the Station staff in the department of 
horticulture in charge of Horticultural 
Manufactures without salary from Station 
f unds • 

VOTED: That an investigation be conducted by the 

Department of Horticulture of the effect of 
humidity on orchard spraying, with especial 
attention to the eastern part of the 
State. 



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IMITTEE 



Feeding Swine 
Investigate on 



Cape Cod 
Cranberry 
Growers' Assn. 

Cooperation 



Cranberry 

Station 

Te]sr;hone 



VOTED L That an investigation of feeding swine 

with kitchen garbage be conducted by the 
Department of P. & A. Chemistry, and that 
there be secured the cooperation of the 
college Department of Animal Husbandry, 

VOTED: That the Cape Cod Cranberry Growers' 
Association be encouraged to closer 
cooperation with the "Experiment Station 
through an advisory committee appointed 
by the Directors of the association, to 
confer with the Cranberry Station about 
lines of work. 

VOTED: That there be installed a two-party 

telephone line at the Cranberry Station 
at Station expense, one instrument to be 
at the bog and one at Dr. Franklin's 
residence. 

VOTED : That the Acting Director be requested to 
make a study of the possible solutions of 
the pressing need for additional land for 
experimental purposes, and to report to 
this committee at an early date. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that a field 
pathologist be added to the staff of the 
Department of Botany to investigate 
diseases of field crops, the work to be 
similar to that now being done with market 
garden crops. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 

Experiment Station undertake investigations 
of rural social conditions. 

The Committee considered the budget for 

Experiment Station expenditures for 1920 as presented 

by the Acting Director, and it was 

V0TED:_ To endorse and recommend to the Trustees 

a total of $94,839. for Experiment Station 
expenditures, and of $23,050. for Control 
Work for 1920, from state appropriations. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:45 P. M. 



Chairman 



Land 

Experimental 

Purposes 



Field 
Pathologist 



Rural Social 

bonditions 

Investigations 



Budget 



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COMMITTEE 



Mr. Frank 
Gerrett 
Compensation 
as Auditor 



Dodge Runabout 
Purchase of 



Salaries 

standardization 

of 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



City Club, B03ton,Mass. , October 10,1919 



Budgets 



The committee met at 6:15 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr, Gleason, presiding, 

PRESENT: Messrs, Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, 
Pollard, Richardson, and President 
Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

On motion of Mr, Bowditch, it was 

VOTED: That for the current calendar year, $100. 
be allowed Mr, Frank Gerrett for services 
as auditor of the monthly accounts of 
the institution, 

VOTED: That the Treasurer be authorized to 

purchase a Dodge runabout from the surplus 
fees from Fertilizer Inspections, the 
automobile to be used in the collection 
of fertilizer samples. 

The committee considered memoranda from the 

President involving the standardization of salaries. 

It also discussed the budget for current expenses for 

1920 and for special appropriations, and it was 

VOTED: To refer to the Trustees without 

recommendation the budgets as submitted 
by the President. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 P. M, 



Chai rman 




THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MITTEE 



MINUTES OF MEET ING OF THE TRUSTEES' COM MITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , October 38, 1919. 



The meeting convened at 12:40 P. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Gerrett, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Gerrett, Bacon, Ellis, 
Preston, William Wheeler, and 
President Butt erf i eld. 



The Committee discussed "briefly the location 
of the proposed chemistry "building, and on motion of 
Mr. Ellis, it was 
VOTED: 



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That owing to the improbability of the 
State making extensive appropriations 
for new buildings in 1920, Mr. Ritchie 
be authorized to proceed with 
preliminary plans for the chemistry building 
up to the point where further study is depen- 
dent upon the decision as to its location. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:00 P. M. 



Chai rman 



Chemistry 

Building 

Location 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



I.P.Jefferson 
Appointment 



Insecticides 

Manufacture 
and Sale of 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



City Club, Boston, Mass., January 8, 1920 



The Committee met at 9:20 A. M. with the 

Chairman Mr. Charles H. Preston, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Preston, Frost, Gilber t, Mortimer , 
Pollard, President Butterfield and 
Acting Director Morse. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that Miss 

Lorian P. Jefferson be appointed to fill 
the vacancy now existing in the Department 
of Agricultural Economics with the title 
of Assistant Professor of Agricultural 
Economics, at a salary of $2100. per year 
from date of January 1, 1920, $1100. of 
which shall be paid from Experiment Station 
funds, and -*1000. from Short Course funds, 
it being understood that approximately one- 
half time will be devoted to research work 
and one-half to Short Course instruction. 

Mr. Morse presented a draft of a proposed 
legislative act which would prevent the manufacture and 
sale of adulterated or misbranded insecticides; dis- 
cussion developed the fact that there are existing 
Federal laws regulating such manufacture and sale; it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 

proposed legislation regarding the manufact- 
ure and sale of insecticides be not advocated 
at this time. 



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73 



Mr. Morse reported on a recent interview with 
the Supervisor of Administration relative to the approv- 
al of various new positions requested for the "Experiment 
Station staff. 

Mr. Morse reported on a proposal made by 

Mr. George McCallum of Northampton that the Experiment 

Station might conduct certain tests on his farm in 

Plainfield. After discussion it was 

VOTED: That the Chairman appoint a sub-committee of 
three to serve with Mr. Morse in the 
further consideration of the possibility of 
taking advantage of Mr. McCallum' s proposal, 
and report to this committee. 

Pursuant to the above vote, the Chairman 
appointed Messrs. Frost, Mortimer, and Gilbert • 

Mr. Morse made a brief report on the pressing 
and immediate need for additional land for experimental 



purposes. 



On recommendation of Mr. Morse it was 



VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that 

Dr. E. T. Bartholomew be appointed as 
Research Professor of Pomology at a 
salary of $2800. per year. 

In executive session and on recommendation of 

the President, it wa3 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that Mr. 

Sidney B. Haskell be appointed Director of 
the Experiment Station at a salary of 
$5000. per year to take effect July 1,1920. 



McCallum 

Farm 



E . T . 
Bartholomew 
Appointment 






S.B.Haskell 
Appointment 



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COMMITTEE 



Experiment 
Station 

■Director 



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VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the rescinding 
of the vote passed in 1906 making the 
Director of the Experiment Station ex 
officio member of the Trustees' Committee 
on Experiment Station, without vote, and 
that this action "become effective 
July 1, 1980. 

Meeting adjourned at 10:35 A. M. 



Chairman 



_Secrstary 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



vllTTEE 



MINUTES 03? TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON COURSE OP 

STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, January 8, 1920 



The Committee met at 10:40 A. Iff. with the chair- 
man, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Wheeler, Gannon, Howe, and Presi- 
dent Butterfield. Dean Lewis was also 
present. 

The Committee discussed the "basis on which Dr. 

B. N. Gates might be employed cooperatively "by the College 

and the State Department of Agriculture. On motion of 

Mr. Howe, it was 



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VOTED: 



To authorize the President to engage Dr. B. 
N. Gates to give a lecture course in bee- 
keeping, and further to authorize the Presi- 
dent to consider the question of transfer- 
ring the instruction in beekeeping to the 
Division of Horticulture. 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that Prof 
D. Clark be granted a leave of absence 
out pay, for the present winter term. 



Wm. 
with- 



Dr. B.H.Gates 



That Prof. John C. Graham be allowed to re- 
turn to his college position either February 
1st or July 1st, instead of April 1st. 



VOTED 



To recommend to the Trustees that Mr. H. C. 
Thompson be appointed Associate Professor of 
Physics at $200 per month from January 1 to 
July 51 



at $200 
1920. 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that the Presi- 
dent be authorized to negotiate with Dr. 



Prof. W.D. 
Clark. Leave 
of absence 

J.C.Graham 
Leave of 
A.bsence 



H.C.Thompson 
Appointment 



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COMMITTEE 



Dr. Anderson 
Appointment 



Supervisor of 
Farm Practice 



Cooperation 

in 
Agriculture 



q 

kJ 



alaries 



C.S. Hicks 

H.M.Gore 

Salaries 



Fiftieth 
Anniversary 



Scope of 
College Work 



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Ernest Anderson relative to his returning to 
the College as Professor of Chemistry at a 
salary of -$3000 per year. 

VOTED : To refer to the Trustees without recommenda- 
tion the question of employing at once a 
Supervisor of Farm Practice to "be paid from 
Short Course funds. 

The President reported on the progress which had 
recently been made in working out plans for closer coopera« 
tion between the College and other state agencies inter- 
ested in agriculture. 

The President discussed the general situation at 

the College growing out of the low scale of salaries paid, 

especially effecting the members of the Department of 

Physical Education. On motion of Mr. Gannon it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the salary 
of Prof. C. S. Hicks be increased to $4,000 
per year, and that of Prof. H. Iff. Gore to 
$3,000, effective June 1, 1920. 

The President submitted a tentative outline of a 
revised program for the celebration of the Fiftieth Anni- 
versary of the College, which would extend from May 30, 
1920, to Commencement, 1921. It was 

VOTED : To refer the proposed program for the celebra- 
tion of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Col- 
lege to the Trustees with the endorsement of 
this committee. 

The President and Committee discussed the scope 

of the work of the College. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:20 P. M. 

Chairman 



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City Club, Boston, Mass. , January 8, 1930. 



The Committee met at 5:15 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, 
Mortimer, Pollard, and President 
Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was also 
present. 

On recommendation of the President it was 

VOTED; To recommend to the Trustees that the 

salary or Mr. L. L. Derby, Assistant in 
Physical Education, be at the rate of 
$1200. per year from date of January 1,1920 

VOTED: To leave to Mr. Gleason and the Treasurer, 
with power, the adjustment of the salary 
of Mr. L. L. Derby from September 1 to 
December 31, 1919. 

VOTED: That the dues of President Butterfield as 
a member of the Boston City Club be paid 
from the income of the Sessions Fund. 

VOTED: To confirm the action of the President and 
Treasurer in agreeing to pay from the 
income of the Sessions fund, $8.00 per 
month to Frank Morrison, a laborer on the 
farm, for five months beginning January 1, 
1920. 

Mr. Watts presented certain figures relative 

to the salaries paid members of the clerical staff and 

discussed the difficulty of obtaining competent clerk3, 

and in some cases of retaining those now employed, at 

the salaries now paid. After discussion it was 



L.L.Derby 
Salary 



Boston City 
Club Dues 



Sessions 
Fund 



Clerks 
Salaries of 



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COMMITTEE 



Clerks 

Salaries of 



Burnham 
Emergency Fund 



Alvord 



e quest 



Toledo Light 
and Power Co* 
Bonds 

D.K. Bangs 
Fund 






alary 



Increases 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that when the 
final schedule of salary increases is 
presented by the President, the increase 
for members of the clerical 3taff he 
submitted on the basis of an average 
increase of approximately $180. per person. 
Further, that when the rooms in Draper 
Hall are vacated by the women students, it 
be the opinion of the Trustees that they be 
made available for use by members of the 
clerical staff. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED: That $500. of the income of the Burnham 

Emergency fund be invested and applied to 
the principal. 

VOTED: That beginning in September 1920, a scholar- 
ship be established which will carry out 
the provisions of the Alvord bequest. 

VOTED: To approve the action of the Treasurer and 
Mr. Gleason in reinvesting in securities 
of the same company, funds received from 
bonds of the Toledo Light and Power Company, 
maturing January 1, 1920. 

The Treasurer reported on the condition of the 
D. K. Bangs Loan Fund. 

Mr. Morse, chairman of the faculty committee 
which is considering the salary situation, presented a 
statement and chart relative to the inadequacy of 
existing salaries. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that at an 

early date the Trustees meet at the College 
for the purpose of conferring with members 
of the staff on the question of salary 
increases • 



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The Treasurer submitted his annual report 

for the year ended November 30, 1919, and it was 

VOTED: To approve as presented, the report of the 
Treasurer of the College for the year 
ended November 30, 1919, and to recommend 
its adoption by the Trustees. 

Meeting adjourned. 



Chai rman 



Secretary 



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Report 



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COMMITTEE 



Grounds 
Development of 



Proposed 

-A- 

Buildings 
Map 



South College 
Alterations 



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MINUTES 07 ME ETING OF THE TRUST EES' CO MMITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS 



City Club, Bo8ton,Mas8 . , January 8,1930 



The Committee met at 2:00 P. M. with the 

Chairman Mr, Frank Gerrett, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Ellis, Preston, Wheeler, 
and President Butterfield. Messrs. Kenney, 
Waugh , and Ritchie were also present. 

Prof. Waugh presented a map and a written 

report dealing with the development of the grounds of the 

College, and the location of buildings proposed for the 

future. After discussion and on motion of Mr. Wheeler 

it was 

VOTED: That the study of the development of the 

grounds be continued and that Prof. Waugh' s 
report be considered further in connection 
with the report to be made by French and 

Hubbard. 

VOTED: That the map as prepared by Prof. Waugh for 
the location of proposed buildings be 
transmitted to French and Hubbard accom- 
panied by such additional data as may be 
considered necessary by the President, 
Treasurer, and Architect. 

The Committee approved an Executive Order 

issued July 30, 1919 authorizing the Treasurer to make 

certain alterations in South college in order to provide 

improved office facilities for the Treasurer, Director 

of Short Courses, and Adviser of Women. 



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On motion of Mr. Wheal er, it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees 

the ratification and execution of a deed of 
transfer of a certain parcel of land to he 
conveyed by the Commonwealth to the 
Associate Alumni of the Massachusetts 
Agricultural College, said deed having been 
prepared by the Attorney General. 

On motion of Mr. Elli3, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of the form of agreement, as submitted by 
the Attorney General, covering the transfer 
of land from the Associate Alumni of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College, to the 
Commonwealth, together with the Memorial 
Building, when the same i3 constructed. 

On motion of Mr. Wheeler it was 

VOTED; To recommend to the Trustees that the 

Treasurer be authorized to make arrange- 
ments with French and Hubbard to serve as 
consulting engineers for the College for 
one year. 



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Memorial Bldg. 
Land 



Consulting 
engineers 



Memorial Bldg. 
Service Lines 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that a special 
bill be introduced into the Legislature of 
1930 providing for funds sufficient to 
connect the proposed Memorial building 
with the steam, light, water and sewer 
lines operated by the College. Further, 
that if legislative authorization is 
required in order that the College may 
insure this building against fire, such 
authorization be requested in the same 
bill. 

VOTED : That the President, Dean, and Treasurer 
be authorized to consider the various 
questions connected with the management and 
control of the Memorial building, and 
report a plan for its control, to this 
Committee. 



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mo rial Blig 



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Booming 
Problem 



Library 
Improvements 



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The President discussed the rooming problem 

now confronting the College, and other building needs. 

It was 

VOTED: That the President be requested to present 

these matters to the full Board of Trustees. 

VOTED?. To recommend to the Trustees that at least 
$3000. be expended from the prospective 
legislative appropriation of 1920, for the 
improvement of the library facilities in 
the existing building. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:10 P. M. 



__Chai rman 



Secretary 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES ' COMMITTEE ON FARM 



City Club, Boston, Mass ., January 22,1920, 



The Committee met at 12:30 P. U, with the 

Chairman, Mr. N. I. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, 

Gilbert, Richardson, President Butt erf i eld, 
also prof. Foord and Dr. Paige. 



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Prof. Foord reported that the development 
of the "going light" disease at the Poultry Plant is 
becoming quite serious. He also reported that the 
cases of abortion in the dairy herd had become 
numerous and somewhat disturbing, if not alarming. 

Dr. paige reported his observations and 
activities in connection with both of these diseases. 
He stated that the trouble at the cattle barn was 
probably contagious. He also stated that it was quite 
impossible for his department to care properly for 
these diseases without additional help. 

It was 

VOTED:, To request the Supervisor of Administration 
to approve the vote of the Trustees which 
calls for an additional assistant research 
professor in the Veterinary Department; 
the same to take effect as 3 0on as 
practicable. 



Poultry Plant 

Disease 



Dairy Herd 
Disease 



Veterinary 
Department 
Asst. Research 
Professor 



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COMMITTEE 



Milk Sale 8 



"E.J.Montague 
^ alary 



Crop and 
Fertilizer 



Plan 8 



Labor Situa- 
tion 



Veterinary 

Department 
Assistant 

T.abor situation 



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Prof. Foord gave a full report of the problem 
of milk sales with special reference to a project for 
either reducing or eliminating the sale of milk in 
Boston. After considerable discussion it was 
VOTED : To defer action on this matter. 

It was 

VOTED: To pay Mr. E. J. Montague, Superintendent of 
the Farm, .*-1800. per yearto begin on such 
date as will receive the approval of the 
Supervisor of Administration. 

Prof. Foord presented the production chart 
of the farm and also the crop aid fertilizer plans 
for 1920. 

It was 
VOTED: To approve the crop and fertilizer plans. 

Prof. Foord reported on the very serious 
nature of the labor situation because of the law 
preventing increase of compensation between December 
1 and June 1 . 

It waa 

VOTED: To request the chairman of the Committee 
and Prof. Foord and Dr. Paige to consult 
with the Supervisor of Administration 
relative to the matter of an assistant in 
the Veterinary Department; and the two 
former with reference to the farm labor 
situation. 



It was 

VOTED: To meet at the College on some date 

between May 20 and June 1, for the purpose 
of going over the farm. 



Adjourned. 



Clerk 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION 



Room 136 State House, Boston, Mass. , February 4, 1920 



The Committee met at 10:15 A. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason , presiding, 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Ellis, Richardson, 
and Wheeler. Dean Lewis, Mr. Kenney 
and "Director Willard were also present. 

It was agreed that Dean Lewis should represent 
the interests of the College before the present 
Legislature. 

Mr. Willard presented a statement relative 
to the effect on the Extension Service for the current 
year of the appropriation as provided for in the 
Governor's Budget. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED : That Mr. Willard should, at his discretion, 
confer further with the Supervisor of 
Administration relative to the proposed 
appropriation for Extension Service. 

It was thought inadvisable to ask for any 

alteration in the items proposed for special purposes. 

Meeting adjourned at 12:00 M. 

Chairman 



_Secretar y 



Dean Lewis 

Represent 

College 



Extension 
Service 

Budget 



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COMMITTEE 



Building 

Needs 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Administration 
Building 



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MINUTES OF MEET IN G OF THE TRUST EESj COMMI TTEE ON 

HORTICULTURE 



Wilder Hall, M.A.C., Amherst, May 26,1920 



The Committee met at 8:20 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr, Frost, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Frost, Gilbert, Preston, and 
President Butterfield. 

Professors Waugh, Sears, Clark, Dacy 
and Thayer were also present. 

Professor Waugh presented a formal report 

on the building need3 of the Division of Horticulture. 

This report was considered in detail and discussed at 



length. 



It was 



VOTE D: That the Chairman of the Committee and 
Dr. Gilbert, after consulting with 
Prof. H. F. Tompson, consult with the 
Supervisor of Administration as to the 
advisability of utilizing the existing 
appropriation for the administration 
building at the Market Garden Field Station 
for the construction of such proportion of 
this building as the funds will provide, 
with the understanding that the Legislature 
will be asked to make an additional 
appropriation sufficient to complete the 
building in accordance with the requirements 
therefor . 



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ITTEE 



On motion of Br. Gilbert, it was 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees 
the building program for the Division of 
Horticulture as presented on this date by 
Professor Waugh, and to emphasize the 
necessity of immediate construction of the 
proposed building for Horticultural 
Manufactures and Pomology. 

It was 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that items 
for the following new positions in the 
Division of Horticulture be incorporated 
in the Legislative budget for 1981. 

Assistant professor of Horticulture 

(Short Courses) 
Research Assistant Professor of 

Horticultural Manufactures 
Research Assistant Professor of Pomology 
Instructor in Horticultural Manufactures 
Instructor in Landscape Gardening. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 P.M. 



May 37, the Committee inspected the Mount 
Toby forest and 



VOTED: 



hold 



VOTED 



That the professor of Forestry should 
the wood on Mount Toby from the market for 
the present as a reserve fuel supply for 
the College. 

To request the chairman of the Committee 
and Dr. Gilbert to present to the proper 
authorities the matter of erecting a steel 
tower on Mount Toby. 



VOTED 



To request the chairman of 
and Dr. Gilbert to discuss 



the Committee 
with the proper 



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Horticultural 
Manufatures 

Pomology 

Building for 
Use of 



New Positions 



Mount Toby 
wood Supply 






Steel 

Mount 



Tower 
Toby 



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COMMITTEE 



Mount Toby 

Demonstration 

"Forest 



authorities a method by which the income from Mount 
Toby may be retained by the College in order that there 
may be a scientific accounting of the cost and income 
of the forest as a demonstration forest. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTES O F MEET ING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



President's Off ice, M. A. C. , Amherst , May 27,1920 



The Committee met at 7:30 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Preston, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Preston, Frost, Gilbert, and 
President Butterfield. 

There were also present from the 
Experiment Station staff Messrs. Morse, 
Lindsey, Ha3kins , Holland, Smith and 
Gaskill. 

The Committee considered various projects 

submitted by Acting-Director Morse. On motion of 

Dr. Gilbert it was 

VOTED: To be the sentiment of the Committee 
that the Tillson farm should be the 
permanent location for the Poultry 
Department, and that Director Haskell 
and Prof. Graham be requested to make a 
further study of the suitability of this 
farm for the purpose indicated. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that at an 

early date an endeavor be made to acquire 
the Brook3 farm for field experiments for 
the Experiment Station. 

It was 

VOTED: To approve the following items for 

additional maintenance for the Experiment 
Station . 



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Tillson Farm 
Poultry Dept 
Locati on 



Brooks Farm 

Field 

Experiments 



Maintenance 



88 



COMMITTEE 



Improvements 

and Equipment 
Projects 



Wareham Cran- 
berry Station 
Investigations 



White Diarrhea 
in Chicks 
Study by Veteri- 
nary Pept . 



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1. Meteorology: $200 per year for replacement of 

apparatus . 

2. Poultry Husbandry: Two additional permanent 

laborers . 

3. A general increase in all departments of from 

10$ to 15$. 

4. Chemistry: Relining calorimeter bomb £300. 



The following action was taken relative to 
projects for Improvements and Equipment: 

1. Botany: Constant temperature room; action 

deferred. 

2. Agricultural Economics: Drafting table; $50. 

approved. 

3. Administration: Extension of steam lines to 

farmhouse; action deferred. 

4. Cranberry Station: Insect boxes, $30 approved. 

5. Chemistry: Improvement of Piggery, $56.20 

approved 

Cement basement for Feeding Barn 

Widening south wing of Feeding Barn, $3000. 



approved: 



New positions in addition to those already 



1. Collector of blood samples, $1320. 

2. Poultry Pathologist, Poultry Disease Law, 

$1500-2 520. 

It was 



VOTE D: That this Committee endorses the proposal 

for testing new varieties of cranberries at 
the Wareham Cranberry Station, and hereby 
requests the Director of the Experiment 
Station to make a further study of the 
project to ascertain whether a part of the 
present cranberry bog may be used for this 
purpose. 

On motion of Dr. Gilbert, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 

Veterinary Department make a study of the 
white diarrhea in chicks and report as to 
further legislation which may be considered 
necessary in order to eradicate this 
disease in this state. 



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TTEE 



It was 

VOTED : That the President and Director of the 

Experiment Station be authorized to make 
a study of the desirability and possibility 
of securing industrial fellowships in 
connection with the Experiment Station, 
and to report to this Committee. 

VOTED: To instruct the President to report to the 
Trustees a plan which will provide adequate 
funds for the annual replacement of 
equipment, and upkeep of College buildings. 

VOTED: To approve an increase in the appropriation 
for Experiment Station publications. 

VOTED: That the President appoint a committee to 
study the question of the kind of publi- 
cations and bulletins which shall be 
issued by all departments of the College 
and report on same to the Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED: That the Director of the Experiment 

Station be instructed to prepare a list 
of the probable bulletins which will be 
ready for publication during the fiscal 
year beginning December 1, 1920. 

It was 

VOTE D : That the present law relative to the 

administration of the Feed Inspection be 
so amended as to provide aa annual 
appropriation of $8000 . to meet the expen- 
ses connected with this project. 

It was 

VOTED : To defer action on the amount of money 

which will be asked for the administration 
of the Poultry Disease Law until the 
September meeting of the Trustees. 



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Industrial 
Fellowships 



Publications 
and Bulletins 



Feed 
Inspection 



Poultry 
Disease Law 



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COMMITTEE 



International 
Products Co. 
Peat Tests 



Quaker Oats 
C ompany 
Digestion 
Tests 



On motion of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTE D: Not to accept funds from the International 
Products Company with which to carry on 
peat tests at the Experiment Station, but 
that such tests be continued during the 
current year. 



It was 



VOTED : 



To approve the plan, 
Dr. Lindsey, for the 
made in co-operation 
Company, these tests 



as reported by 
digestion tests to be 
with the Quaker Oats 
to be made at the 



College 



during the current year 



McCallum ]?arm 



The meeting adjourned at 10:15 P 



M. 



May 28, the Committee visited the McCallum 



farm and 

VOTED : To request the Acting Director to submit 

to the Committee as soon as feasible projects 
for the utilization of the McCallum farm 
in Plainfield as a cooperative hill farm 
testing station, along the lines of the 
Director's memorandum to the Committee 
and of the discussion on the subject by the 
Committee at this present meeting. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON FARM 



President's Office M. A. C, Amherst, May 28, 1920 



The Committee met at 7:15 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Bowditch , presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Gerett, Gilbert, 

Richardson, and President Butterfield. 

There were also present from the 
Division of Agriculture, Professors 
Foord, Beaumont, Gunness, Lockwood, 
Montague, Payne and Rice. 

The Committee considered various projects 

submitted for Improvements and Equipment and the 

following were approved: 

AGRONOMY 



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i. 

2. 



3. 



4: 



5. 
6. 
7. 
8. 



9. 
10. 



Head House for Agronomy Greenhouse 
Equipment for Graduate Laboratory 
Improvement of Doorway 
Camera 

RURAL ENGINEERING 



$2,650.00 

506.00 

75.00 

100.00 



Addition to Rural Engineering Building $25,000.00 Projects 
Equipment for Rural Engineering Building 2,500.00 Improvements 
1 Thresher, 1 Grain Binder 1 ,000.00 land Equipment 

Farm Survey 200.00 



ANIMAL HUSBANDRY 

Beef Cattle and Stable Equipment 
Per eher on Mare 



$5,000.00 
1,000.00 



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11. 




12. 


„ _, 


13. 


Projects ' 


14. 


Improvements 


15. 


and Equipment 


16. 




17. 



Certified 
Milk Plant 



•Judges for 

Fairs 



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DAIRY DEPARTMEN T 

Installing Electric Power in Elevator 

Electric Fixtures for Dairy Offices 

Recording Thermometer for Sterilizer 

Clarifier 4000 capacity 

Pasteurizer 

Office Supply Equipment 

Miscellaneous Equipment 



FARM 



18. 
19. 
20. 
21. 

22. 



Auto Truck 
House for Farm 
Tools 
Drainage 
Fencing 



Help 



$5,000.00 
100.00 
75.00 
275.00 
1,550.00 
150.00 
360.00 



$1,730.00 

6,000.00 

1,200.00 

400.00 

' 300.00 



FARM MANAGEMENT 



23. Comptometer 300.00 

The Committee considered the advisability of 

continuing the College dairy as a certified milk plant 

and it was 

VOTE D: That after September 1, 1920, the College 
cease producing certified milk and that 
after that date the milk should be used 
on the campus. 

It was 



VOTED: 



To authorize the President to consider the 
question of the College supplying suitable 
judges for fairs from its Faculty and 
Alumni , and to report on this matter to the 
Trustees at an early date. 

The meeting adjourned at 11:00 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES » COMMITTEE ON FARM 



President's Office ,iv!. A. C . ,Amh erst , June 21,1920 

at 8:30 A. M. 



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PRESENT: Messrs. Bowdi ten ,Elli s , Gerrett, Gilbert , 
and President Butterfield. 



Professors Foord and MeNutt were also present. 

Professor Foord presented plans for erecting 
bull pens and a test cow barn in connection with the 
young stock barn. 

It was 

VOTE D: To authorize the erection of these 
buildings out of the Legislative 
appropriation for improvements for 1920, 
provided they can be built within the 
allotment of $6000. 

Meeting adjourned. 



Chai rman 



Indexed 




Erection of 
Buildings 



94 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Budget 

Short Courses 



Salary In- 
crease Admin- 
istration and 
Instruction 



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MINUTES O F THE MEETIN G OF TR USTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
COURSE OF STUDY A ND FACULTY 

City Club, Boston, Mass, , September 15,1920 

The Committee met at 6:45 P. M. in the 

absence of Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Howe served as chairman. 

PRESENT: Mr. Howe and President Butterfield. 
Dean Lewis and Director Phelan were 
also present. 

Director Phelan presented a proposed budget 
for expenditures for Short Courses for 1921. After 
consideration and without formal vote the budget was 
approved as submitted, and recommended to the Trustees, 

The President submitted a proposed schedule 
of salary increases for 1921 for members of the staffs 
of Administration and Instruction, and also a list of 
new positions requested. 

Various other items of business were briefly 
presented, on none of which was formal action taken. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:10 P. M. 

Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 



HORTICULTURE 



City Club, Boston, Mas3. , September 16,1920 



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An informal meeting of the Committee was 

held at 9:20 A. M. 

PRESENT: Dr. Gilbert and President Butterfield. 

Professor Waugh was also present. Improvements, 

and Equipment 
Consideration was given to projects for new 

buildings, improvements and equipment for the Division 

of Horticulture. 

The requests for funds for current expenses 
for the various departments in the Division of 
Horticulture for 1921 were submitted. 

The projects and other schedules were 
approved as presented. 

The question of erecting a steel tower on 

Mount Toby was discussed and it was agreed that if the Tower on 

Mount Toby- 
State Forestry Department will maintain a watchman, 

the College should endeavor to erect the tower. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:10 A. M. 

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S e c r e t ar y 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Extension 
Service 

Budget 



Automobiles 



New Equipment 
and 

Improvements 



Codification 
of State Laws 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



EXTENSION SERVICE 



City Club, Bo3ton,Mass. , September 15,1980 



The Committee met at 4:0C P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs, Howe, Bowditch, Ellis , Gilbert , 
and President Butterfield. "Director 
Willard was also present. 

The Director presented the budget for the 

Extension Service for 1981. On motion of Dr. Gilbert, 

it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that when 
personally owned automobiles are used 
in the work of the College, the same rate 
of compensation per mile be allowed, as 
that established in other state depart- 
ments. 

After consideration of the details of the 

budget as submitted, it was 

VOTED: To approve and re eo ran end to the Trustees 
the adoption of the budget for current 
expenses for the Extension Service for 
1981, as presented by the Director. 

VOTED : To approve, as presented, the projects for 
new equipment and improvements for the 
Extension Service, to be included in the 
budget for special legislative appropria- 
tions for 1981. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis it was 



VOTED: To suggest to the Trustees that a repre- 
sentative of the Board be authorized to 
investigate the present codification of 
the State laws for the purpose of ascertain- 
ing the effect on the College of the 
codification. 



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On motion of Dr. Gilbert, it was 

VOTE D: To suggest to the Trustees the 

desirability of their spending sufficient 
time at the College to familiarize 

themselves with the work of the various 
departments • 

The meeting adjourned at 5:50 P.M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Miss Die the r 
Salary 



Laborers 
Vacation 



Grace JC 
Corbett , 
Salary 



Appropriations 
Transfer of 



Automo "biles 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , September 16,1920 



The Committee met at 6:00 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Bowditeh, Ellis and 
President Butterfield. Mr. Bacon, 
Treasurer Kenney and Dean Lewis were 
also present . 

By vote Mr. Bacon was requested to serve as 

a member of this committee on this occasion. It was 



VOTED 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that the 
salary of Miss Diether as Manager of the 
dining hall be increased to $150 per month. 

To recommend to the Trustees that perma- 
nently employed laborers be granted two 
weeks vacation annually with pay provided 
such as in harmony with the practice of 
other state institutions. 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED 



To recommend to the Trustees that the 
salary of Miss Grace M. Corbett be 
increased to $1080 from date of September 
1, 19S0. 

To authorize the President and Treasurer 
to consider with the Auditor the que stion 
of transfer of certain current appropria- 
tions made for the maintenance of the 
College for 1920. 

To recommend to the Trustees that when 
personally-owned automobiles are used in 
the work of the College, the same rate of 
compensation per mile be allowed, as that 
established in other state institutions. 



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TEE 



The GorrJTiittee considered the details of the 

complete bulge t for 1921, and it was 

VOTED: To refer to the Trustees the budget for 
1921, as submitted. 



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The committee adjourned at 7:50 p. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 






100 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Legislative 
Appropriation 



Improvements 
and 

Equipment 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING O F TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



City Club, Boston, Mass. September 15,1920 



The Committee met at 1:55 P. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Gerrett, presiding. 

PRESENT: Mr. Gerrett, Mr. Ellis and President 
Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney, Dean 
Lewis and Mr. Ritchie were also present 

The Committee considered projects for new 

buildings, land, improvements and new equipment for 

which a legislative appropriation in 1921 should be 

requested, and the following items were approved and 

recommended to the Trustees. 

Improvements at Power Plant $76,000 

Addition to Rural Engineering Building .... 30,000 

Macadam Road 8,000 

Administration Building, M. G. F. S 10,000 

Tennis Courts and Gymnasium for Women Students 

(provisional) . . . 13,500 

Chemistry Laboratory 600,000 

Miscellaneous Improvements and Equipment . . . 75,000 

The following projects were referred to 

the Trustees without recommendation. 

Purchase of Brooks' Farm 16,340 

Equipment for Tillson Farm 10,000 

Building for Division of Horticulture 335,000 



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It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that one-half 
acre of land situated on the west side of 
Pleasant Strset and south of the Phi 
Sigma Kappa fraternity property, be rented 
to the Theta Chi fraternity for a term of 
seventy-five years at an annual rental of 
$135; the area to have a frontage of 150 
feet more or less on Pleasant Street and 
to allow for a right of way 40 feet wide 
on the northerly line. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:00 P. M. 



Chai rman 



101 



Land, 
Theta 



Chi 



o 



ecretary 






102 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Budget 



J.L.Kelley 
Salary 



Transfer of 
Land 



Tillson 

Farm 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



EXPERIMENT STATION 



City Club, Boston, Mass., September 15,1930 



An informal meeting of the Committee was held 

at 10:50 A. M. with Dr. Gilbert serving as Chairman. 

PRESENT: Dr. Gilbert and President Butterfield. 
Director Haskell and Dean Lewis were 
also present. 

The Director presented a proposed budget for 
current expenses for the Experiment Station and Control 
Service for 1921 • projects for improvements, new 
equipment and additional land were also considered. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve as presented the budget for current 
expenses for the Experiment Station and Control 
Service for 1921, also the projects for 
improvements, new equipment and land. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the salary of 
J. L. Kelley, foreman at the cranberry station 
be increased to .*1500 per year from 
December 1, 1920, 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that an area of 
approximately twenty-five acres of land now 
in charge of the Department of Pomology of the 
College be transferred to the control of the 
Experiment Station. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the Tillson 
farm be transferred to the Department of 
Poultry Husbandry for experimental purposes, 
subject to such arrangement regarding the care 
of the land during its development for this 
purpose as may seem necessary; further that 
that part of the farm which is not used for 
poultry husbandry purposes shall remain under the 
supervision of the Director of the Experiment 
Station. 



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VOTE D:. To recommend to the Trustees that consideration 
be given to a reclassification of the expenses 
of the Market Garden Field Station, making the 
project a part of the regular work of the 
Experiment Station and of the Extension Service 

The meeting adjourned at 12:30 P. M. 



Chairman 



103 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Classification 
of Expenses. 



Secretary 






ggg^ 



104 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Hew Buildings 



D. Whiting & 
Sons, Account 



Price of Milk 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON FARM 



City Club, Boston, Mass. , September 16,1920 



The Committee mat at 4:00 P. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Bowiitch, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bwoditch, Ellis, Gerrett, Gilbert , 
and President Butterfield. Professor 
Foord was also present. 

The Committee considered projects for new 
buildings, improvements, and new equipment for the 
Division of Agriculture for which special appropriations 
are necessary. The following projects were approved and 
recommended to the Trustees. 

House for farm superintendent $8,000 

Poultry breeding and judging laboratory 8,000 

Professor Foord made a statement relative to 

the status of the farm account for the current fiscal 

year. It was 

VOTED: To refer this matter to the Committee on 
Finance for further consideration. 

VOTED: To continue to sell certified milk to 

D. Whiting &. Sons until October 15,1920 
on condition that D. Whiting & Sons agree 
to settle their account in full by 
November 15,1920. 

It was agreed that after October 15,1920 the 

retail price of milk produced at the farm dairy, be 

17 cents per quart to members of the college staff, and 

three cents above the market price to others desiring 
to purchase it. 



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TEE 



It was 



VOTED: 



VOTED 



To authorize Professor Foo rd to take 
such steps as are necessary to organize 
a certified milk commission in Amherst. 

To authorize Mr. Ellis and Professor 
Foord to confer with the Supervisor 
of Administration relative to a 
satisfactory adjustment of wages to be 
allowed farm workers including the 
consideration of the salary of the 
Farm Superintendent. 



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Certified 

Milk 

Commission 



VOTED 



VOTED: 



To leave to Mr. Ellis and Mr. Bowditch 
the consideration of the possibility 
of securing the loan to the college 
of hereford steers belonging to Mr. 
Davenport of Boston. 

To recommend to the Trustees that no 
charge be made by members of the staff 
judging at agricultural fairs in 
Massachusetts, and that, their expenses 
be paid by the Extension Service. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:55 P.M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



Fairs, 
Judging at 



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COMMITTEE 



Special 
Appropriation 



lary 
Increases 



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MINUTES 07 M EETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 

LEGISLATIVE EUDGET 



City Club, Boston, Mass., October 4,1920 



Committee met at 12:20 P. M., with the 
Chairman, Dr. Pays on Smith, presiding. 

PRESENT: Dr. Smith, President Butterfield, 

Mr. Bow ditch, Mr. Ellis, and Mr. Wheeler. 

The Committee considered the schedule for 
special appropriations for 1921, submitted to it by the 
Trustees. After discussion it was agreed that Dr. Smith 
should invite the Supervisor of Administration to confer 
with this committee before final action should be taken 
on the budget. 

The Committee further considered the budget for 
current expenses for the next fiscal year, and it was 
agreed that with respect to salary increases, the 
President should review his original recommendations and 
present a revised schedule based upon an average increase 
for the members of the professional staff of approximate- 
ly 10 per cent. 

It was agreed that discreet publicity should 
be given to the present salary situation at the Institution 
The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P. M. 

Chairman 



Secretary 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUT ES OF LIEETI NG OF THE TRUSTEES' COMM ITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



President's Of rice, October 8, 1920 



107 



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The Committee met at 9:20 A. M., with the 

Chairman, Mr. Garrett, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerett, Ellis, ^healsr and 

President Butterfield. Mr. Bowditch 
and Mr. Glaason were also present. 

The Committee considered the recommendations 

which had been presented to them by Miss Skinner relative 

Dormitory, 

to a name for the Women's Dormitory. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To adopt the recommendation as presented 
and to name the Women's Dormitory, 
Abigail A lams House. 

The meeting adjourned at 9:40 A. M. 



Chairman 



i 



Secretary 



ITame for 






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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



McCallum 

Farm 



ser 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
EXPERIMENT DEPABTMENT 



Draper Hall, M.A.C ., Amherst ,November 19,1920,7:10 P. M. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs # Frost, Pollard and President 
Butterfieid. Director Haskell was also 
present • 



Quaker Oats 
Fellowship 



In the absence of Mr. Preston, Mr. Frost 
ved as Chairman . 

During the afternoon preceding this meeting 
the committee held an informal conference with Director 
Haskell and certain members of the Experiment Station 
staff, and considered various reports and projects 
covered by certain of the following votes. 

The Director presented reports on the follow- 
ing items: 

1 . McCallum Farm: 

The Committee considered it advisable to defer 
final action on this report until the next 
meeting of the committee, and that prior to 
that time Director Haskell should confer 
further with Mr. McCallum relative to the 
project. 

2 • Qu ak er at s Fel 1 o wsh i p_: 

The report indicated that apparently 

this matter had been dropped by the Quaker Oats Company. 

It was 



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3. 



To adopt the following policy relative 
to cooperation when industrial fellowships 
are offered. "That the Experiment station 
hold itself ready to cooperate in the 
establishment of research fellowships, 
under such form of contract as will 
require independent, unbiased publication of 
whatever results are secured; and under a 
financial arrangement whereby the salary 
cost of the investigation, all field and 
traveling expenses, and any extraordinary 
laboratory expenses shall be met by the 
donor of the fellowship." 

Expe riment Station Publications f or 192 1. 

It was 



Research 
Fellowships 



VOTED: 



That such station bulletins be published 
in 1921 as Director Haskell considers 

advisable. 



4. Reor ganization of Poultry Disease 
Elimination Work 

The Director reported that apparently there is 

no need for further legislation at this time, but that 

sufficient funds should be provided to make more 

effective the work authorized by the present state law. 

VOTE D: To accept the report as presented. 

5 • Cranber ry Variety Tes ts. 

No action was taken inasmuch as the 

Director's statement represented only a partial report. 

6 . Project Organizat i on. 

The Director submitted a list of research 

projects as of November 1, 1920, accompanied by comments. 

It was 



Publications 
and Bulletins 



Poultry Disease 
Elimination 



Cranberry 
Variety Tests 



Project 
Organization 



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Changes In 
Organization 



Seed Law 



Experiment 
Station 
Labor 
Service 



Miss 

Jefferson' s 
Report 



VOTED: To authorize the Director to review the 
existing projects with the purpose of 
reducing the list to a more workable "basis. 

It was agreed that a project once authorized 
should he permanently considered as a matter of unfinished 
business . 

? . phanges in Organiza tion. 

On recommendation of the Director, it was 

VOTED: That the present department of Horticulture 
in the Experiment Station he discontinued. 
That in place of the above department, the 
following departments be accepted: 
Pomology: Prof. Sears, head of the 
department. Horticultural Manufactures: 
Professor Chenoweth, head of the department. 
Vegetable Gardening: Professor H.F.Tompson, 
head of the department. 

It is to be understood that, subject to the 

action of the Board of Trustees, other departments may 

be formed in the future as convenience and necessity 

warrant, 

8. The Director reported on the proposal made 
by other state organizations to seek a passage by the 
Massachusetts Legislature of a seed law. 

9, It was 

VOTED: To approve the organization of an 

Experiment Station Labor Service, and that 
the details of such organization be 
presented to this committee in time to 
complete the changes on December 1, 1921. 

10. It was 

VOTED: To accept the report as presented by Miss 
Jefferson on further studies in the 
balance of trade in food supplies. 



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12. 



Apple Seal) investigations i n _ th e_ Eastern 
part of Mas sachu sett s. 

1 1 was 

VOTED: To approve the project for work in the 
eastern part of the state in fruit 
diseases, provided funds are available 
and provided the fruit growers meet 
local expenses of such work. "Further, 
that the research specialist assigned 
to this work he located at the 
Lexington Field Station 

Reorganiz a ti on of Investigational Work with 
Tobacco . 



Scab 



Apple 
Investigations 



It was 



VOTED: 



To approve the proposed work 
tobacco investigations to be 
on at the Tills on farm. 



in 
carried 



Tobacco In- 
vestigations 



VOTED: 



13. 



It was 

VOTED: 



14. 



It was 

VOTED: 



Not to approve of a cooperative 
Experiment Station with Connecticut 
for tobacco experiments. 



To accept the report presented by 
Dr. Lindsey on new work in the 
department of Plant and Animal 

Chemistry. 



To authorize a special committee 
consisting of Director Haskell, 
Professor Graham, and Dr. Paige 
to consider the question of 
investigational work in Poultry 
Pathalogy and to report to this 
committee at its next meeting. 

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 P.M 



Chairman 



Dr. lands ey's 
Report 



loultry 
Pathology 



Secretary 



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ndexed 



Class of 1871 
Golden 

Diplomas 



Honorary 
Degrees 



b . 



Dr. J. 
Chamberlain, 
Leave of 
Absence. 



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MUTUTBS OP COMMITTEE OH COURSE OP STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, January 5, 1921 



The Committee met at 5:40 P. M. with the Chair- 
man, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey, Gannon, 
Hov/e , Smith, and President Butterfield. 
Dean Lewis was also present. 

The President submitted a suggestion from the 
Executive Committee of the Associate Alumni of the Col- 
lege that golden diplomas be presented to the surviving 
members of the class of 1871, at the forthcoming commence- 
ment. After discussion it was 

VOTED : To refer this proposal to the Executive 
Committee of the Associate Alumni for 
further information. 

The question of conferring honorary degrees at 
the forthcoming commencement v/as introduced by the Presi- 
dent and discussed; no action was taken. 

The Committee received from Dr. J. S. Chamber- 
lain a request for a leave of absence, and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that application 
be made to the Attorney General, through 
Commissioner Smith, for a leave of absence 
for Dr. J. S. Chamberlain for one year on 
half pay. 



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VOTED: 



That application "be made to the Supervisor of 
Administration for the employment of John J. 
Maginnis as instructor in Agricultural Econ- 
omics for the current winter term at a salary 
of $125 per month, to take the place of Mr. 
D. W. Sawtelle who is absent on account of 
illness. 



t "» . 



VOTED : That the salary of D. ¥. Sawtelle of |2750 
per year become effective December 1, 1920. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that subject to 
the approval of the Chairman of the Committee 
on Course of Study and Faculty, William C. 
Sanctuary be appointed Professor of Poultry 
Husbandry at a salary of $2820 per year, 
effective September 1, 1921. 

The Committee discussed the problem of a,dmitting 
to the College as candidates for degrees, graduates of 
county agricultural schools. 

The Committee considered in detail the memorandum 
submitted by the President relative to Terms of Employment 
of Members of the Staff of the Institution. After dis- 
cussion it was 

VOTED : To approve as amended, and recommend to the 

Trustees for adoption the memorandum of Terms 
of Employment, and that there be referred to 
the Attorney General for his opinion such 
articles of this memorandum as may be deter- 
mined by Commissioner Smith, President But- 
terfield, and Mr. Bacon. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 P. M. 



Chairman 



John J. 

Maginnis 

Employment 



D.W. Sawtelle 
Salary 



Wm. C. 
Sanctuary 

Employment 






Secretary 



Terms of 
Employment 



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MIN UTES Off COMMITT EE OH BUILDI NGS AND ARRANGEMENT 

OP GROUNDS 




Management of 
Memorial Hall 



Storing 
Automobiles 



Chemistry 
Laboratory 



The Committee met at 11:35 A. M. and until the 

arrival of Mr. Gerrett, Mr. "Wheeler, by vote, served as 

chai rman . 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gerrett, Bacon, Ellis, Preston, 

Wheeler, and President Butterfield. Dean 
Lewis, Mr.Kenney, Mr. Ritchie, Mr. Parsons, 
Dr. Lindsey, and Prof. Waugh were also 
present. 

The President submitted a proposed plan for the 

management of Memorial Hall, and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of the plan as submitted, for the manage- 
ment of Memorial Hall. 

VOTED : To refer to the Treasurer with power, the 
consideration of the question of storing 
privately owned automobiles in college 
buildings. 

The Committee considered the plans for the pro- 
posed chemistry laboratory as prepared by Mr. Ritchie, 
and after discussion it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the chemis- 
try laboratory be located in the area v/est 
of the Y/est Experiment Station and east of 
Draper Hall. 

VOTED : That the architect, in further cooperation 
with the Department of Chemistry, continue 
the study and development of plans for the 



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chemistry laboratory on the "basis of a two 
story building* 

Mr. Ritchie submitted plans for a laboratory for 
the Department of Horticultural Manufactures, the esti- 
mated cost of which is $50,000. Mr. W. A. Munson, Presi- 
dent of the Massachusetts Fruit Growers Association and 
Prof. V/augh presented arguments setting forth the neces- 
sity of the early construction of such a building. 

Plans and estimates of cost for various build- 
ings included in the legislative budget for 1921 were 
submitted and it was 

VOTED : To refer the following report to the Trustees 
with the apxjroval of this Committee: 



Horticultural 

Manufactures 
Laboratory 



Improvements at power plant 

Addition to rural engineering bldg. 

Macadam road 

Administration Bldg. M.G.F.S. ..... 

Chemistry Laboratory 

Misc. Improvements and equipment . . 

House for farm superintendent 

Poultry breeding and judging labor- 
atory 

Tennis courts and gymnasium for 
women 

Purchase of Brooks Farm 

Equipment for Tillson farm 



§76,000 

50,000 

8,000 

10,000 

600,000 

75,000 

8,000 

8,000 

13,500 
21,400 
10,000 



Budget 



VOTED: 






To recommend to the Trustees the endorsement 

of the bill which the Massachusetts Fruit 

Growers contemplate introducing into the 

current Legislature, seeking an appropriation Horticultural 

of $50,000 for a laboratory for the Depart- Manufactures 

ment of Horticultural Manufactures at the 

Massachusetts Agricultural College. 

The architect presented preliminary plans and 

estimates of cost for the following buildings needed in 

the near future: 



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Buildings 



Buildings, 
Uames for 



Pernald Hall 

Greenough 

Hall 



G> 4 • • * 9 * 



Library 

Armory and Gymnasium 

Laboratory for Division of Horticul- 

Physics laboratory 

Frame dormitories for 300 students . 

<^LiO#dX ctlX^X.vi *•«»»«•••<•••»••• • •9«*9«&C 

Central building for administration, 
auditorium, humanities and rural 
social science.. 



O • * » O 



«•*•** 



0350,000 
525,000 

200,000 
200,000 
100,000 
250,000 
600,000 



875,000 



The President submitted the following additional 
items which should be included in a comprehensive building 
program for the next ten years: 



• * • 



**69«>«v*««>* 



• • • • 



Additional greenhouses 
Addition to Clark Hall 

Addition to heating plant 

Women ! s group ... 

Land purchase 

Minor equipment . , 

Minor improvements , 

Miscellaneous small buildings and 
additions 



• •••••«» 



?y50,000 

50,000 
250,000 
500,000 

75,000 
250,000 
250,000 

100,000 



It was 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the adoption 

of the following policy with respect to the 
naming of college buildings. 

That a college building may be named after a 
person still living, provided he has reached 
the age of seventy, and has no active con- 
nection either with the Board of Trustees 
or with the salaried staff of the institution 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the entom- 
ology laboratory be named Pernald Hall in 
honor of Prof. Charles H. Pernald, and that 
the chapel building be named Greenough Hall 
in honor of Dr. James C. Greenough. 



The meeting adjourned at 3:30 P. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE Oil FINANCE 



Boston City Club, January 6, 1921. 



The committee met at 3:40 P. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Gleason, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Pollard, Richardson, and President Butter- 
field. Dean Lev/is and Treasurer Kenney 
were also present. 



It was 



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VOTED: 



That the annual dues of President Butterfield Boston City 
as a member of the Boston City Club for 1921, Club 
be paid from the income of the Sessions Fund. 



VOTED: 



To authorize the payment from the income of 
the Sessions Fund of extra compensation to 
Mr. F. M. Townsend, in the amount of $62.50. 



The Treasurer reported a recent ruling concern- 
ing hours of service to be required of certain classes of 
laborers, and it was 

VOTED : To refer this matter to the Treasurer and the 
Chairmen of the Trustees Committees involved. 

The President submitted a protest from Prof. 
J. C. McNutt, against the ruling of the Supervisor of Ad- 
ministration that members of the staff resigning between 
June 1 and September 30, 1920, should not receive any 
salary increase for that period. It was 



F.M. Townsend 
Compensation 



Hours of 
Service 



Salary 
Increases. 



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Monthly 

Apportionments 



Abigail Adams 
House, Rent 

lit. Toby 
Wood 



Treasurer 1 s 
Report 



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VOTED : That the President inform Prof. Mcttutt that 

there appears to be no possibility, under the 
ruling, of making the adjustment desired. 

VOTED : That the President be authorized to make 

monthly instead of annual apportionments to 
such departments as in his judgment require 
such restriction in order to prevent an over- 
draft in the funds available for current ex- 
penses. 

VOTED: That for the next college year the room rent 
at the Abigail Adams House be $5.00 per week. 

VOTED : That the Treasurer be authorized to seel such 
part of the cut v/ood on Mt. Toby as he deems 
expedient. 

The Treasurer presented his report for the year 
ended November 30, 1920, which by vote was accepted and 
referred to the Trustees for approval. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:30 P. M. 



Chai rman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Cropping 
Plan 



Deficit 



Disposal 
of Stock 



Certified 

Milk 



MINUTES OF TRUSTEES' C OIDI! T TEE OH PARM 

Stockbridge Hall, M.A.C. , Amherst, 2:30 P. M. 

January 20, 1921 



PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, 
Gilbert, Richardson, and President 
Butterf ield. Prof. Poord was also 
present. 

Professor Foord submitted the cropping plan for 
the farm for the season of 1921. After discussion it was 
VOTED : To adopt the plan as presented. 

The available apportionment for the farm as in- 
dicated by the Supervisor of Administration was laid be- 
fore the committee and a discussion ensued concerning the 
deficit in the farm for the past year and the possibili- 
ties for the present year. It was 

VOTED : That steps must be taken to keep the 

expenses of the farm within the apportion- 
ment. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize Professor Salisbury in consulta- 
tion with Professor Foord and the chairman 
of the farm committee to dispose of such 
stock as is of the least value to the insti- 
tution in order to reduce the amount of 
stock necessary to feed during the present 
year. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the chairman of the farm com- 
mittee and Professor Poord to enter into an 
agreement with the medical Milk Commission 
of Amherst, when organized, concerning the 
production of certified milk. 



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The meeting adjourned. at 4:40 P. M. 



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COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Campus 
Development 



Building 
Program 



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MINUTES OP TRUSTEES * COMMITTEE ON BUILDIN(B AND ARRANGE- 
MENT OP GROUNDS 

M.A.C. , Amherst, Mass., March 23-24, 1921 



At 7 P. M. , March 23rd, the Committee met in 

Prench Hall. There were present about 25 members of the 

Staff including several Heads of Departments. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Wheeler, 
and President Butterfield. 

Professor Waugh exhibited approximately 60 
lantern slides showing the early buildings of the College 
and illustrated the development of the campus during the 
past fifty years. The viev/s also showed present buildings 
and landscape treatment of the grounds. 

Following the exhibition of the stereopticon 
viev/s, various Heads of Departments explained the items 
which had been included by them in the schedule of new 
buildings and additional land contemplated for a ten year 
period. (Schedule on Pages 134 and 135) 

The Committee met in the President's Office, 
March 24th, at 9 A. M. , and gave further consideration to 
the question of a ten year building program to meet the 
needs of the institution. Special consideration was 
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VOTED : That if the current legislature appropriates 
$125,000 for the Chemistry Building with the 
understanding that a further appropriation of 
i'125,000 for this purpose will he made in 
1922, the architect, in consultation with 
members of the Department of Chemistry, be 
authorized to prepare plans for a building 
which can be constructed for $5250,000 and 
which can be extended to meet the future 
needs of the Department. 

VOTED : That the plans of the Chemistry Building as 
submitted, embodying a basement, two stories 
and tv/o wings, be considered the standard 
plan as representing the needs of the De- 
partment . 

VOTED : That in the event of no appropriation being 
made by the present legislature for the 
Chemistry Laboratory, an item for this 
project be included in the legislative 
budget for 1922. 

VOTED : To authorize the President to consult with 
members of the staff and any others inter- 
ested in the building program of the insti- 
tution relative to projects to be considered 
for a long term building program, and to 
make a further report to this Committee at a 
subsequent date. 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to use such por- 
tion of the unexpended balance of the amount 
of $8,000 assigned from the special appro- 
priation of 1920 for the installation of 
service lines for Memorial Hall as will be 
necessary for grading and walks about the 
building. 

The Committee inspected the V/omen's Dormi- 
tory, the Library, and Memorial Hall, and adjourned at 

5 P. M. 

_ Chairman 

Secretary 



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Chemistry 
Building 



Building 
Program 



Memorial Hall 
Grading and 
Walks . 



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COMMITTEE 



Professorships, 
Earning of 



William 
Chauncy 
Langdon 



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MIMJTES OE MEETING OE TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE OU COURSE OE 

STUDY AND FACULTY 



City Club, Boston, Mass., March 51, 1921 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Bacon, Dewey, Howe, Wheeler, and 
Butterfield, Mr. William Chauncy Langdon 
was present by invitation. 



President Butterfield inquired the opinion of 
the Committee concerning the naming of certain professor- 
ships after well-known teachers of the institution now 
deceased. After discussion it was 

VOTED : That the committee favor the policy of naming 
professorships after either distinguished 
teachers of the College or donors of impor- 
tant gifts, and that details of methods and 
names be referred for consideration to the 
President and faculty. 

A statement was made concerning the possible finan 
cial obligations of the College to Mr. William Chauncy 
Langdon in view of the decision not to present the pageant 
in June of this year. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the President and Treasurer to 
settle in full with Mr. Langdon. 

The question of presenting the pageant during 
1922 as a phase of a possible celebration of the 60th 
anniversary of the passage of the Morrill Act was dis- 
cussed and it was 



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VOTED : That the committee refer to the Executive 
Committee of the Associate Alumni of the 
College certain proposed plans for the 
pageant prepared by Mr. Langdon, and express 
its consent and interest in the Alumni 
undertaking it under their own auspices. 

The question of having an appropriate program 
covering Massachusetts and Hew England agricultural his- 
tory and development to "be held at the same time as the 
pageant, was left to the President with power. 

The meeting adjourned. 

Chairman 



Pageant 



Clerk 



Agricultural 
History and 

Development 



126 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Inspection 



McCallum Farm 



Reorganiza- 
tion. 



Experiment 

Station 

Projects 



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MINUTES OP TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Draper Hall, Amherst, April 28, 1921, 4:15 P.M. 



PRESENT : Messrs. Preston, Gilbert, Pollard, Richard- 
son, and President Butterf ield. Director 
Haskell and Dr. Lindsey v/ere also present. 

Prior to the "business session the committee in- 
spected the field work of the Experiment Station, visit- 
ing the Harlow Farm, Tillson Farm, Tuxsbury Orchard, and 
other portions of the grounds. 

The Director reported that he had held a con- 
ference with Mr. McCallum on December 25, 1920, and that 
Mr. McCallum had expressed his regret at the fact that 
the Director could not recommend to the Trustees that his 
proposal, relative to the college using his farm for the 
Experiment Station, be accepted. 

The Committee by vote accepted the above report, 

The Director made a report of progress relative 

to the reorganization of existing projects, conducted by 

the Experiment Station Staff, and this report was by vote 

accepted on the following basis: 

1. Comparison of sulfate and muriate of potash 

Discontinued as now organized, that part of the 
field having brambles, currents and gooseberries 
to be retained for co-operate project under the 



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leadership of the Department of Pomology, with 
the Departments of Botany, and Chemistry co- 
operating. The "balance of the field to be used 
for other purposes. 

2. Comparison of seven potash carriers . 

To be re-organized in an attempt to measure 
some of the factors which increase the avail- 
ability of soil potash. 

5. Comparison of phosphate carriers 

To be discontinued, but with records of residual 
effect to be talcen for the next few years. 

4. Comparison of effect of single plant foods and 

combinations . 

To be reorganized on the basis of building up a 
soil of known history but in a badly run down 
state of production. 

5. Experiments with barium- phosphate 

To discontinue as a field experiment; to supple- 
ment this present season by a culture house 
experiment. 

6. Orchard fertilization 

To transfer to the Department of Pomology 

7. Relative value of different s ource s of lime 
To discontinue. 

8. High phosphoric acid versus high potash fertil- 

izers 



To reorganize on basis of measuring residual 
effect. 

9. Study of bacterized peat 

To discontinue 

10. Lime absorption and acidity of Field A 

To discontinue. 



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11. St udies i n plant "breeding and in va r iation in 

garden peas and apples . 

To discontinue. 

12. Comparison of one year and two year apple trees 

To discontinue. 

15. Relative value of southern and northern grown 
stock . 

To discontinue. 

14. Heading in of trees 
To re-organize. 

15. Cover crops in orchards 
To re -organize. 

16. Study of growth of chicks with, reference to the 
relation "between hatching time and the profit t o 
"be derived from the sale of "broilers or roasters. 

To "be discontinued. 

17. Study of the life processes of the strawberry 
To discontinue 

1 8. Testing new spray materials 

To reorganize as co-operative project sponsored 
"by the Department of Pomology, with Botany, 
Entomology and Chemistry co-operating. 

19. Study of tobacco sickness and tobacco sick soils 

To discontinue co-operative investigation and 
center all work on Station-owned grounds. 

20. Investigation of white pine blister rust 
To discontinue. 



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Vegetable 
Storage 



Department 
Apportionment 



The Director reported on the status of experi- 
mental work in vegetable storage, and it was 

VOTED : To lay this report on the table, and to re- 
quest the Director to make a further study 
of the problem. 

The Director reported on the effect on Experi- 
ment Station v/ork of the restricted budget passed by the 
current legislature, and also presented and explained in 
detail the department apportionment made for the current 
year. 

In connection with the Director's report rela- 
tive to the heed of add-itional land for the Experiment 
Station, it was 

VOTED : That the President and Director of the Exper- 
iment Station be authorized to consult with 
the tobacco and cranberry growers, and other 
parties interested relative to enlisting theirLand, 
support and encouraging their initiative in 
connection with plans for acquiring addition- 
al land, and for meeting other needs of the 
Experiment Station. 

It was 

VOTED : To endorse the project for securing additional 
land for cranberry and blueberry experiments 
at Y/areham. 

VOTED : To accept the invitation to meet with the 
Cape Cod Cranberry Growers Association at 
Y/areham, August 23, 1921. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Building Committee, that 
in case it does not seem expedient to ask in 
the supplementary budget for the full amount 
formerly requested for improvements at the 
Tillson farm, an appropriation of §5,000 be 
requested for improvements on the tobacco 
barn in order to make it suitable for the 
housing of poultry. 



Additional 






Cape Cod 
Cranberry 
Grov/ers As so 



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COMMITTEE 



Investigator 
in Pomology 



fertilizer 
Law Funds 



Pasture 
Experiments 



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New Projects 



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VOTED : To approve the employment of an investigator 
in Pomology 

The Director presented needs for additional 

assistants for experimental work in certain departments. 

VOTED: To leave to the President, for further in- 
vestigation the possibility of securing for 
the purpose designated by the original law, 
any unexpended "balance of fertilizer lav/ 
funds. 

VOTED : To approve the project for pasture experi- 
ments, to authorize the Director to make 
preliminary studies in this project, and if 
he considers it advisable to make use of the 
Tillson farm for initial work in this 
problem. 

VOTED : To approve the following new projects: 

Apple Disease Control Investigation. 

Investigation of a Carrot Blight. 

The Comparison of Cultivation and Sod Mulch 

in a Bearing Orchard. 
The Comparison of Clover Sod and Grass 

Mulch Orchard. 
Tests of Fertilizer in a Sod Mulch Orchard. 
Test of Cover Crops for Apple Orchards. 
Testing methods of Pruning. 
Test of pruning Methods on the Northern Spy 

and other varieties. 
Test of New Spray Materials 
Apple Variety Fruit Spur Study 
Study of the Relation of Winter Injury of 

Brambles to Differential Fertilization 

with Potash Salts. 
Study of Varieties of Tree 
Tests of Different Amounts 
Variety and Strain Test of 
Growth Control by means of 



Sod 



Fruits, 
of Nitrate 
Tomatoes. 

Intercropping . 



of Soda. 



Improvement of Martha Washington Asparagus 
A Study of the Availability of Soil Potash 



witi 



:h the object of Developing a System 
Diagnosis of the Soils for the State. 

Pasture Feeding of Pigs 

Studies of effect of vitamine on the growth 
of pigs. 

Alfalfa Studies. 

Spray Materials on Potatoes. 



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COMMITTEE 



It was 

VOTED : To approve the project for securing an 

aeroplane survey of the Connecticut valley, 
if the necessary funds can be secured from 
other than college appropriations. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:40 P. M. 



Chairman 



Aeroplane 
Survey of 
Connecticut 
Valley. 




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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



Semi-centen- 
nial Celebra- 
tion 



J. H . Ritchie 
Services 



Land 

Sigma Phi Ep- 

silon, Theta 

Chi 



Market Garden 
Pi eld Station 
Building 



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MINUTES OF TRUSTEES 'COMMITTEE PIT BUILDINGS AND 

ARRANGEMENT OP GROUNDS 



Boston City Club, May 6, 1921, 12:45 P.M. 



PRESENT: Messrs. Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Wheeler, 



and President Butterfield. 
Kenney was also present. 



Treasurer 



The Committee expressed itself in favor of the 
President procuring an auditorium tent for use at the 
forthcoming semi-centennial celebration. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve for presentation to the appro- 
priate state officers, for payment by the 
state, a bill of §2,000, submitted by Mr. 
James H. Ritchie on account of services 
rendered in the preparation of plans for 
the Chemistry LaboratorjT". 

The President and Treasurer stated certain 

facts relative to the conflicting claims of the Sigma Phi 

Epsilon and Theta Chi fraternities, in the lease of a 

parcel of land belonging to the college, and located south 

of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity house. After discussion 

it was 

VOTED : To refer this matter to the President, the 

Treasurer, and Mr. Bacon, for further consid- 
eration and report. 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to advertise for 
bids for the construction of the building at 
the Market Garden Pie Id Station in Lexington 
for which a legislative appropriation is 
available. 



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Horticultural 

Manufactures 

Laboratory 



Memorial Hall 
Grading 



VOTED : That in case the present legislature appro- 
priates funds for a laboratory for Horti- 
cultural Manufactures the Treasurer be 
authorized in consultation with the Chair- 
man of this committee, to advertise for 
bids for the construction of the same. 

VOTED : That the plans as presented for grading 

around Memorial Hall be approved in general, 
and that the details be left with the 
President, Treasurer, Mr. Ritchie, and Prof. 
Waugh. The amount to be expended for grad- 
ing this year not to exceed $1800. 

VOTED : To authorize Mr. Ritchie to proceed with the 
development of plans for the Chemistry Labor- 
atory on the basis of units which may be iChemistry 
constructed at different times, and to secureLaboratory 
contractors 'estimates for the construction of 
the main portion, with separate estimates for 
the construction of the wings. 

The President presented a schedule for the 

apportionment of the appropriation of $25,000 for improve' 



ments 



and 



equipment, and it was 



VOTED; 



To approve 
schedule of 
the appropr 
ments and e 
legislature 
except for 
is ascertai 
made to the 



as submitted by the President the 

projects to be undertaken under 
iation of §25,000 for imp rove - 
quipment made by the current 

provided that no expenditure 
emergencies be made until it 
ned whether further grants are 
college this year. 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Committee on Legislation 
for consideration in connection with the 
supplementary budget for 1921 items for the 
following projects: 

Poultry Experiment Station |10,000 

Power Plant 5 , 000 

Miscellaneous Improvements and 

Equipment 20 , 000 



The meeting adjourned at 3:15 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



Improvements 
and Equipment 



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COMMITTEE 

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TEH YEAR BUILDING PROGRAM 
(Submitted to Committee on Buildings and 
Arrangement of Grounds . March 23-24, 1921. ) 

General College Buildings 

Library 

Boilers and other improvements at Power Plant 

Freshmen Dormitories (Frame) 

Dormitories for 300 upper class men 

Tunnel System 

Hospital 

Dining Hall 

Humanities and Rural Social Science Building 

Auditorium 

Administration Building 

Store for College Supplies 

Land, including Experiment Station requirements 

Miscellaneous Improvements and Equipment 



Division of Ag riculture 



A-gronomy Department 
Animal Husbandry Dept 



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Poultry Husbandry Dept. 



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Greenhouse (Head House) 

Abbatoir 

Teaching Building 

Sheep Barn 

Beef Cattle Barn 

Horse Barn 

Addition to Young Stock Barn 

Silo at Young Stock Barn 

Piggery 

Grain Storage House 

Ice House 

House for Superintendent 

Barn for Hay Storage 

Teaching Building 

Land and Buildings for teaching 

purposes 
Squab Loft 

Experimental Farm Equipment 
Breed and Judging Laboratory 
Addition to Shops 
Teaching Buildings 



Division of Horticulture 



Laboratory for Pomology and Horticultural Manufactures 
Greenhouses for Floriculture and Vegetable Gardening 
Heating Plant and Service Buildings for the Division 



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Division of Science 

Enlargement of Clark Hall 

Chemistry Laboratory 

Completion of Laboratory for Microbiology and Physics 

Women 1 s Work 

Teaching Building 
Hew England Home 
Gymnasium, etc. 
Dormitory and Dining Hall 

Experiment Departm ent 

Tobacco Sheds 

Fruit Storage Plant 

Barn for Feeding Experiments 

Greenhouse for Department of Chemistry 

Shor t Courses 

Dormitories for 200 men 

Physical Education and Military Science 

Addition to Cavalry Stable 
Gymnasium and Drill Shed. 



136 



COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



Llarket Garden 
Field Station 
Building 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINU SES OP COMITTEE PI T BUILDINGS AND ARRAIIGEIM T OP 

GROUNDS 



Treasurer's Office, M.A.C. , June 11, 1921, 
12 o'clock noon. 



PRESENT: Messrs. Preston, Wheeler, and 
Gerrett. Mr.Kenney was also 
present. 

It was 

VOT ED: To accept the revised bid of the Blake & 
Pope Company for §8151.00 for the con- 
struction of the Market Garden Pield 
Station Administration Building at Lexington. 

The Treasurer v/as authorized to execute a eon- 
tract on the "basis of this "bid. 



Chairman 



Acting Secretary 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF. THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMI TT3E 
ON EXPERIM ENT D EPART MENT 

CRANBERRY STATION, WAREHAM, MAS S ACHUSE TTS 
August 23, 1921. 



PRESENT : 



Chairman Preston, Mr. Frost, Vice- 
Director Lindsey, and Director Haskell. 



The reading of the minutes for the last meeting 
was dispensed with, and "by agreement the business of the 
meeting confined to discussion of the "budget for the year 
commencing December 1, 1921, as presented. The following 
actions were taken: 

Personal Service - - Salary Increases 

Proposed increase for the Director was left to 
Chairman Preston for consulting with Acting President 
Lewis, with power to recommend. 

The increase proposed for Miss L. P. Jefferson 
was approved subject to further conference between the 
President of the College and the director of the Station. 

Similar action was taken in the case of H. N. 
¥/orthley, Investigator in Entomology. 

Personal Service - - New Position s 

The new positions suggested were recommended to 
the full Board of Trustees with the exception of the fol- 
lowing: 

Investigator in Vegetable Gardening, Market 
Garden Field Station, carrying the item of $1800. 

One of the assistant professorships in Micro- 
biology, carrying the sum of $2820 per year. 

Assistant Research Professor in Horticultural 
Manufactures carrying $2580 per year. 



137 



Indexed 



Salary 

Increases 



New 
Positions 



138 



COMMITTEE 



Office Equip- 
ment. 



Improvements 



Control 

Service 



Additional 
Land 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



The above changes make the total of new posi- 
tions requested $19,480. The recommendation of the 
president that $5,000 be asked for, for 1922, to provide 
for installment of new positions was accepted. 

Buildings, Land, Improvement s and New Equipment 

Departmental Equipment: - The list as sub- 
mitted accepted for recommendation to the full Board of 
Trustees. 

Off i c e Equipment : - The projects accepted as 
submitted with the exception of office equipment for 
the Department of Farm Management. 

Land and Building Impr ovement: - List as sub- 
mitted accepted. 

Mi seel lane ou s : - Accepted as submitted 

Current Maintenance 

List as submitted accepted with the exception 
of the sums to care for the departments of Farm Management 
and Horticultural Manufactures. These are omitted because 
of the fact that approval was not given new positions in 
these departments. 

Control 

The appropriations requested for 1922 accepted 
for recommendation to the Board of Trustees, together with 
the salary increases suggested under control service. 

Additional Land 

The items for the Cranberry Station accepted 
with the suggestion that the total be included in one 
project at a sum not exceeding $1,000. The project for 
the purchase of the Brooks 1 Farm was accepted for recom- 
mendation. 

Chairman 



^Acting 
"Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



HIMJTES OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON COURSE OF 
STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, September 15, 1921 



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The meeting convened at 10:10 A. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. "Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Wheeler, Dewey, Gannon, Howe, 
and Acting President Lewis. 

On motion of Mr. Ho we it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that Dr. J. S. 
Chamberlain, who has been in the service of 
the institution since 1908, be granted a 
leave of absence for purposes of professional 
improvement, for a period of one year on 
half salary, the exact date to be subsequent- 
ly determined. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that Prof. John 
Phelan who has been in the service of the 
institution since 1915, be granted a leave 
of absence for purposes of professional im- 
provement, for a period of six months from 
January 1, 1922 on full salary. 

Director Phelan appeared before the committee 
and presented the budget proposed for the support of Short 
Courses for 1922. 

On motion of Mr. Howe, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the budget, as 
amended, for Short Course maintenance for 
1922. 



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Indexed 



Dr. J.S. 
Chamberlain 
Leave of 
Absence . 



Prof. John 
Phelan, Leave 
of Absence 



Budget 
Short Course 



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COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



The Acting President submitted a schedule of 
proposed salary increases for members of the staff of 
instruction which, with certain amendments, was by vote 
approved and recommended to the Trustees. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the filling of existing vacan- 
cies in the staff of instruction, at such 
time as the President may consider expedient 

On motion of Dr. Dewey it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that new posi- 
tions totalling $5,000 on instruction 
account be included in the budget for 1922, 
the details to be referred to the committee 
on Course of Study and Faculty, with power. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:40 P. M. 

Chairman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



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MI NUTES OF TRUSTEES' COMMI TTE E ON EXTENS ION SERVICE 
Boston City Club, September 15, 1921. 



141 



The committee convened at 12:50 P. M. with, the 

chairman, Mr. Howe, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Howe, Bowditch, Ellis, Dewey, 

Gannon, Frost, and Acting President Lewis. 
Director Willard v/as also present. 

Director Willard presented the budget proposed 

for Extension Service expenditures for 1922. It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that R. A. Van 
Meter be promoted to the grade of Extension 
Professor of Pomology. 

It was 



VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the schedule of Salary 
salary increases, as amended, for members of 
the Extension Service staff. 



R . A . VanHe t e r 
Promotion 



It v/as 



VOTED: 



That an item of #5,000 for an Extension Pro- 
fessor of Community Organization be included 
in the budget for 1922, but that the vacancy 
be not filled until the return of President 
Butterf ield. 



VOTED : That no item for an Extension Professor of 

Dairying be included in the budget for 1922. 

The Committee approved and recoinrnended to the 

Trustees new positions in the Extension Service, the 

annual salaries of which amount to $9,540. It was 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees the 
schedule, as amended, for Extension Service 
maintenance for 1922. 



Extension Prof 
C ommuni ty 
Organization 



Extension 
Prof, of 
Dairying 



New Positions 



Maintenance 



142 



COMMITTEE 



Director 
Willard, 

Salary of 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



VOTED 



>: To recommend to the Trustees that the salary 
of Director Willard be increased to $5,000 
per year. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:20 P. M. 

Chairman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



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MINUTES ON TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS 



AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



Boston City Club, September 15, 1921. 



The committee convened at 5:30 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Ellis, Gerrett, Preston, Wheeler, 
and Acting President Lewis. Treasurer 
Kenney and Mr. Ritchie were also present. 

The Committee considered projects for new 
buildings and land which would be included in the legis- 
lative budget for 1922 and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the follow- 
ing special appropriations be requested in 
1922. 

Chemistry laboratory and equipment S550,000 

Improvements at Power Plant 80,000 Appropriations 

Macadam Road 8 , 000 

Improvements and new equipment . . 75 ,000 

Equipment for Tillson Farm 5,000 



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VOTED : To refer to the Trustees without recommenda- 
tion, the project for a Laboratory for 
Horticultural Manufactures. 

VOTED: To refer to the Farm Committee the project 
for a breed and judging laboratory. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P. M. 



Chai rman 



Horticultural 

Manufactures 

Laboratory 

Breed and 

Judging Lab. 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Improvements 
and new 
Equipment 



Poultry Breed 
and Judging 
Laboratory 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES O F TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON FARM 
Boston City Club, September 15, 1921 



The committee convened at 4:45 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, and 
Acting President Lewis. 

Heads of departments in the Division of 
Agriculture were present and explained the need for the 
various projects which they had submitted for improve- 
ments and new equipment. 

It was 

VOTED : Not to recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of an item of $10,000 for a poultry breed and 
judging laboratory. 

The meeting adjourned at 6:20 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 



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MINUTES OP TRUSTEES bOMMIT TEE ON FINANCE 



Boston City Club, September 15, 1921 



The committee convened at 6:50 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, Pollard, 
and Acting President Lewis. Treasurer 
Kenney was also present. 

On behalf of the Executive Committee of the 

Associate Alumni, Mr. Kenney presented a proposed deed of 

Deed 
transfer to the College of Memorial Hall, and it was 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees for 
acceptance, the deed of gift, as presented, 
of Memorial Hall. 



145 



Indexed 



The Treasurer made the following report of ex- 
penditures incurred on account of the Semi-Centennial 
celebration, which was by vote accepted: 

Expenses Incurred in Connection with the 
Commencement and Semi-'Jenten nial h el d June 10-14, 19 21 

Expenses . 

Band $231 . 00 

Tent and Chairs 1022. 23 

Luncheon to Governor 175.00 

Alumni Dinner 800.00 

Programs and Invitations, 

printed 527.62 

Decorations 551 . 27 

Receptions and Committee 

Meetings 213. 65 

Miscellaneous 87.44 

$3,608.21 



Semi -Centennial 

Celebration 

Expenses 



146 



COMMITTEE 



Coal Deficit 



Equipment, 
Purcha.se of 



Budget 



Special 
Appropriations 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



These expenses were paid from the following 

funds: 

Endowment Fund $108.45 

Sessions Fund (income) 231,00 

Endowment Labor Fund (income) 1022.23 

Burnham Emergency Fund (income) 27.87 

State Funds - Executive Order . . 2218.66 

$3,608.21 

The Treasurer reported on the deficit in the 
current appropriation for the purchase of coal, and the 
committee advised that the situation be reported to the 
appropriate State officials. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 

VOTED : To instruct the Treasurer to consult with. 

the State Auditor relative to the propriety 
of expending certain current funds for the 
purchase of equipment. 

The Committee considered the budget for current 

expenses for 1922. After careful deliberation it was 

VOTED : To refer the budget to the Trustees with the 
opinion that it is now too large and to 
recommend that the chairmen of the committees 
in consultation with the Acting President 
consider the budget in detail and reduce it 
to the lowest possible figure. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees the following 

projects for special appropriations for 1922. 

Chemi stry Laboratory $350 , 000 

Rural Engineering Building 10 ,000 

Macadam Road 8 , 000 

Improvements at Power Plant 80,000 

Equipment of Tillson Farm 5 ,000 

Improvements and new equipment 75,000 



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The meeting adjourned at 8:50 P. M. 



Chai rraan 



Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



W.P.B.Lockwood 
Leave of 
Absence 



Dr. James "B. 

Paige. Salary 



Dr.A.E. Cance 
Leave of 
Absence 
U.S.Bureau of 

Markets 



Dr.A.E. Cance 
Leave of 
Absence 



Terms of 
Employment 



MIHTJTES 03? TRUSTEES* COMMITTEE ON COURSE 03? 
STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, January 5, 1922 



The committee met at 10:40 A. M. with the chair- 
man, Mr. Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Y/heeler, Dewey, Gannon, and Acting 
President Lev/is. 



It was 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that the leave 
of absence of Prof. W. P. B. Lockwood be ex- 
tended from January 1 to March 51, 1922, and 
that during this period he continue to re- 
ceive one-third salary from the College. 

To recommend to the Trustees that Dr. James 
B. Paige, now absent on account of illness, 
be continued on full pay until April 30, 
1922. 

To recommend to the Trustees that Dr. Alex- 
ander E. Cance be granted a leave of absence 
from February 1 to March 31, 1922, in order 
to undertake certain work with the United 
States Bureau of Markets; that during this 
period, in lieu of his present salary, he be 
paid $100 per month for service rendered at 
Amherst in directing the work of his depart- 
ment. 



VOTED : That the request of Dr. Alexander E. Cance 

for a leave of absence with pay for one year 
from April 1, 1922, be not granted. 

The Acting President presented to the Committee 

certain complications which are arising under the applica-j 

tion of the terms of employment to members of the staff 



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COMMITTEE 



as they affect leaves of absence for professional improve- 



ment. 



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After discussion it was 



VOTED: 



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To recommend to the Trustees that, in view 
of the uncertainty of the final authority of 
the Trustees in such matters, and of the fact 
that the State house authorities have de- 
clined to give positive approval of applica- 
tions for leaves of absence for purposes of 
professional improvement, and pending the 
publication of the report of the Commission 
on State Administration and Expenditures and 
possible action resulting therefrom affecting 
the organization of the college; the Acting 
President be respectfully requested to suspend 
the operation of the Terms of Employment 
formerly adopted by this Board, and to post- 
pone further consideration of requests for 
sabbatical leaves. 



The meeting adjourned at 12:10 P. M. 



Terms of 
Employment 
Professional 
Improvement 



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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



Memorial Hall 
Insurance 



Garages 



Stockbridge 
House, Repairs 



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MINUTES OP TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS AND 

ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



Boston City Club, January 5, 1922. 



The committee net at 1:10 P. M. , with the chair- 
man, Mr. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Preston, 
Wheeler, and Acting President Lewis. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



Telephone 
Service 



The Treasurer presented a draft of a legislative 
bill seeking to secure authority for the Trustees to insure 
Memorial Hall against loss by fire. 

It was 

VOTED : That, provided funds are available, a garage 
for four machines be constructed near the 
present farm buildings, and a garage for two 
machines be constructed near the horticul- 
tural buildings. 

It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to make necessary 
repairs on the so-called Stockbridge House, 
the estimated cost of which is §540. 

The Treasurer submitted a project for central- 
izing the telephone service on the west side of the 
campus in the Stockbridge Hall exchange. After discus- 
sion, it was 

VOTED : To defer action on this project pending 
further study. 



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VOTED : To authorize the installation of three stree 
lights on Lincoln Avenue at the south en- 
trance to the campus. 



151 



VOTED; 



To authorize the construction of a cinder 
walk at the south entrance to the Adams 
House, at a cost of $125. 



VOTED: To continue for the current fiscal year the 
employment of James H. Ritchie as consult- 
ing architect at ^650. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P. M. 



Chai rman 



Street Lights 
Installation 



Adams House , 
Cinder V/alk 



James H. 
Ritchie , 
Employment of 



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2 



COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



College Herd 



Timber 



Milk 
Petition 



Milk, 
Price of 



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MIMJTES OP TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE Oil FARM 
Boston City Club, January 5, 1922 



The committee met at 3:10 P.M., with the chair- 
man, Mr. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Bowditch, Gerrett, Gilbert, Ellis, 
Richardson, and Acting President Lewis, 
Professor Eoord was also present. 

It was 

VOTED : That the necessary steps be taken to 

secure recognition of the college herd 
as an "accredited herd". 

It was 

VOTED : That the timber on the farm wood lot be cut 
and sawed on the ground, the details to be 
left to the Chairman of this committee and 
Professor Eoord with power. 

The Acting President submitted a petition from 
the milk dealers of Amherst requesting that the college 
no longer sell milk to the members of the faculty at a 
price lower than the retail price in Amherst. After dis- 
cussion, it was 

VOTED: That no change be made in the present policy 
of selling milk to the faculty; further, that 
if modification in the price of milk seems 
desirable the details be left to Mr. Gerrett 
and Professor Poord. 



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It was agreed that projects for new "buildings in 
connection with, the farm be considered as farm projects 
rather than as animal husbandry projects. 

Professor Poord presented the cropping and fer- 



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Projects 



Cropping and 



Fertilizer 
tilizer plans for the farm for 1922. These were approved 

as submitted. 



The meeting adjourned at 5:10 P. M. 



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Boston City 
Club, dues 



Frank Gerrett 
Payment 



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MIHTJTES OP TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE OK FIUAUCE 



Boston City Club, January 5, 1922. 



The committee met at 5:30 P.M., with the chair- 
man, Mr. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Pollard, Richardson, and Acting President 
Lewis. Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

It was 

VOTED : That the annual dues of President Butter- 
field as a member of the Boston City Club 
be paid from the income of the Sessions Fund. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the payment to Mr. Frank Gerrett 

of #100 annually for 1920, 1921, and 1922 for 
services as assistant auditor. 

The Treasurer presented his annual report for 
the fiscal year ended November 30, 1921. After a de- 
tailed examination of this report, it was 

VOTED : To accept the report as presented, and to 
recommend its approval by the Trustees. 

The meeting adjourned at 8:00 P. M. 

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MINUTES OF TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON LEGISLATION 



Boston City Club, January 25, 1922, at 5:30 P. M, 



PRESENT: 



Messrs. Gleason, Ellis, Richardson, 
v/heeler, and Acting President Lewis. 
Fir. Erost was also present. 



The Acting President reported on the recommenda- 
tions for current maintenance and for special appropria- 
tions for 1922, now in the Governor's budget and under 
consideration by the Ways and Means Committee. He 
pointed out that in certain classifications, insufficient 
funds have been recommended to meet existing obligations. 
It was agreed that the Acting President should urge before 
the Ways and Means Committee the following additions to 
the budget: 

|800 to Administration; Personal Services, 
|8,200 to Instruction; Personal Services, 

$1,000 to Extension Service; Travel and 

Office Expenses, 

#2,000 to Short Courses; Personal Services. 
It was agreed that it would not be expedient to 
urge an appropriation for the Horticultural Manufacturing 
laboratory. It was further agreed to accept without pro- 
test the recommendations contained in the budget for 
special approjjriations. 



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Addition to 
Budget 



Horticultural 
nufactures 



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The meeting adjourned at 6:45 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



COMMITTEE 



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MIHUTBS OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE OH 

BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



Draper Hall, M.A.C. , Amherst, Mass., March 25, 1922 



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The committee convened at 12:45 P. M. with the 
chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 



Tillson Par 
Improvements 



PRESENT: Messrs. Ellis, Clark, "//heeler, and Presi- 
dent Butterfield. There were also present 
Trustees Gleason and Howe, Treasurer Ken- 
ney , Dean Lewis, Director Haskell, Dr. 
Lindsey, and Dr. Chamberlain. 

Director Haskell presented revised plans for 

the poultry houses which it is proposed to erect on the 

Tillson Farm, and it was 

VOTED : To endorse the revised plans as presented 
for the poultry houses on the Tillson Farm. 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to secure "bids, 
if necessary, for the poultry houses on the 
Tillson Farm, and to make arrangements for 
their construction. 

Director Haskell reported on the possibility of 
securing the Brooks Farm under the appropriation made by 
the Legislature of 1922. 

Dr. Lindsey and Dr. Chamberlain reported on the 
progress that had been made in completing the plans for 
the chemistry laboratory. It was 



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Chemistry 

Laboratory 

Location 



Highway 
Commission 



Chemistry 
Laboratory 
me 



uoessaann 
Memorial 

.. iiidow 



Power Plant 
Improvements 



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VOTED : That the exact location of the chemistry 

laboratory be left to a committee consist- 
ing of President Butterfield, Treasurer 
Kenney, Director Haskell, and Professor 
Waugh . 

The President reported on possible cooperation 
between the State Highway Commission, the Town of Amherst , 
and the College, in securing suitable roads on the col- 
lege grounds and for the approaches to the College. 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the chem- 
istry building be named "Goessmann Labora- 
tory" . 

It was 

VOTED : That the architect, in consultation with the 
Department of Chemistry, provide for placing 
the Goessmann memorial window in an appro- 
priate place in the chemistry laboratory. 

Mr. Kenney presented plans and schedules of 

cost for the proposed improvements at the power plant, and 

it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to proceed with 

the improvements at the power plant in accord- 
ance with the schedule presented, subject to 
the approval of the Supervisor of Administra- 
tion. 

This being an informal meeting, the votes taken 

v/ill be submitted for ratification at the next meeting of 

the committee. 



The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES T COMMITTEE JM 
COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, May 4, 1922 



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The meeting convened at 12:45 P.M. with, the 

Chai rman , Mr . Wh e e 1 e r , presiding. 

PRESENT: Messrs. Wheeler, Dewey, Gilbert, and 
President Butterfield. 

The President explained that Professor Lock- 
wood's service to the institution as designated "by the 
vote of the Trustees of March 7, 1922, involved Professor 
Lockwood's resignation as head of the Department of Dairy- 
ing; the President recommended that Professor H. P. Jud- 
kins , who has "been acting head of the department since 
January, 1921, "be made permanent head of the department 
at a salary of |>3, 300 per year. After discussion it was 

VOTED: To refer this matter without recommendation 
to the Trustees at their June meeting and 
that prior to that time the President ascer- 
tain the opinion of members of the Farm Com- 
mittee relative to the desirability of this 
appointment. 



Head of Dept. 
of Dairying. 
H.F. Judkins 
recommended 



Wheeler reported in detail on the steps 
which he had taken on behalf of the committee in securing 
information which would guide the committee in determin- 
ing the status of Dr. James 33. Paige subsequent to May 1, 
1922. This matter was discussed at length and it was 



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Dr. J .B.Paige 
Salary 



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VOTED: To authorize the payment of salary to Dr. 
James B. Paige on the present basis until 
June 30, 1922, and as much longer, but not 
to extend beyond August 31, 1922, as further 
study of the situation may justify. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:50 P. M. 



Chairman 



Secretary. 



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MINUTES OP MEETING OP TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON PARM 
Draper Hall, Amherst, May 31, 1922 



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The Committee convened at 7:00 P.M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, Gilbert, 
Richardson, and President Butterfield. 
Prof. Poord was also present. 

Professor Poord presented a memorandum relative 

to cooperative arrangements between the Experiment Station Experimental 

Work by Farm 

and heads of departments in the Division of Agriculture, 

for a more extended use of the farm for experimental work 

and tests. It was 

VOTED: To approve the general plan as presented, and 
to refer the details to Director Haskell and 
Prof. Poord. 

VOTED : To authorize the construction of the bull pens Construe 
on the basis of the plans presented by Prof. 
Poord. 

Professor Salisbury outlined a plan of coopera- 
tion between the agricultural colleges of New Hampshire, 

Connecticut, and Lias sachu setts relative to maintaining high Triangular 

Bull As so. 
grade dairy stock at these institutions through the selec- 
tion and exchange of sires. This plan was approved on the 
basis of the accompanying memorandum of understanding. 



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P.C.Perry 
Settlement 



R.S. Beers, 
Sale of Calf 
at half price 



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VOTED : To leave to Mr. Kenney, with power, the 

settlement of compensation for P. C. Perry, 
who was recently injured at the College 
"barn s . 

It was 

VOTED : That an Ayrshire calf be sold to R. S. Beers 
at half price to replace one recently sold, 
and which died six weeks after purchase. 

The offer of Mr. P. W. Burnham to give the Col- 



lege five Angus cattle was presented; it was the opinion 

Offer of cattle 

of the Committee that the finances of the College will not 

at this time permit the maintenance of a second "beef breed 
in its herd. 

It was 



Milk 

Sale to H.G. 
Strong 

Price to fac- 
ulty. 



Brooks Farm, 
Purchase of 



VOTED: To authorize the continuation of the delivery 
of certified milk by Mr. H. G. Strong, on 
the basis of his paying 8 cents per quart to 
the College, and charging 4 cents per quart 
for delivery to the faculty. 

Professor Poord discussed the overdraft in the 

current apportionment to the farm. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Treasurer be authorized to proceed, 
on behalf of the Trustees, to complete the 
purchase of the Brooks' Parm. 



The meeting adjourned at 9:15 P.M. 



Chairman 



Secretary 



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MEMORANDUM OF HKDERSTA1EDI1EG 
lGRICULTURAL COLLEGES OP MEW HAMPSHIRE, C0HI3ECTICUT A3TO 

MASSACHUSETTS 



February 8, 1922, G. C. White, Dairy Husbandry 
Department, Connecticut Agricultural College, S. M. Salis- 
bury, Animal Husbandry Department, Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College, and J. M. Puller, Dairy Husbandry Depart- 
ment, Hew Hampshire College, met at Worcester to discuss 
possibilities of the three institutions entering into 
some agreement relative to the cooperative exchange of 
dairy bulls. It was decided that it would be practical to 
have a triangular bull association that would function in 
a manner similar to cooperative bull associations now in 
existence in various parts of the country. It was 
thought that the following memorandum of understanding 
would constitute a working basis. Details such as ex- 
change dates of bulls are to be left to discretion of the 
men having charge of dairy herds in the three colleges in- 
volved. 

1. Y/hen a bull is to be secured by one college, 
pedigrees of animals deemed desirable shall 
be submitted to the men at the other col- 
leges for approval. 

2. Y/henever possible , the three men concerned 
shall inspect the bulls to be purchased. 



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Memo ran dum of 
Unde rs t anding 



Triangular 
Bull Asso. 



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3. 



4. 



5. 



The expense of transporting bulls from one 
college to another shall be pro- rated be- 
tween the institutions. 

Any bull deemed unsatisfactory by two of 
the three men concerned shall be eliminated. 



6. 



The dairy herds of each college shall be in- 
spected annually by the three men in charge 
in order that the value of the system of 
breeding outlined may be determined. 

Each man in charge of a department shall 
assume responsibility for laying before his 
successor the plan of the cooperative tri- 
angular bull association to the end that 
the work may be carried on without being 
interrupted. 



7. 



The triangular association shall be carried 
on only as long as mutually agreeable to 
the Trustees of the three colleges con- 
cerned, and it is understood that any col- 
lege may drop out without prejudice at any 
time after giving notice of sixty days of 
its intention to do so. 



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MINUTES OF ME E TING OP TRUSTEES* COMMITTEE ON 
EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 

Joint Meeting with the Committee on Farm 

Draper Hall, Amherst, Mass., June 1, 1922 



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The Committee convened at 12:30 P. M. In the 

absence of Mr. Preston, Mr. Richardson was chosen Acting 

Chairman. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Richardson, Ellis, Frost, Gilbert, 
and President Butterfield. Director 
Haskell and Prof. Foord were also present. 

The Committee discussed the possibility of se- 
curing, for use by the college farm and by the Experiment Forest Nursery 

Land for use 

Station, that area of the farm and of the Brooks* Farm 



now occupied by the State Department of Conservation for 

a forest nursery. It was 

VOTED : To leave to the President, with power, the 
adjustment of the issue raised by this dis- 
cussion. 

Director Haskell presented a memorandum rela- 
tive to cooperative arrangements between the Experiment 
Station and heads of departments in the Division of 
Agriculture for a more extended use of the farm for 
experimental work and tests. It was 

VOTED : To approve the memorandum as presented. 

VOTED : That the Treasurer be authorized to proceed, 
on behalf of the Trustees , to complete the 
purchase of the Brooks f Farm. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 

Brooks 1 Earm be known as the William P. 
Brooks Experimental Farm. 



of College 



Experimental 
Work by Farm 



Brooks 1 Farm 
Purchase of 



Win. P. Brooks 
Exp. Farm. 
Naming of. 



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COMMITTEE 



Membership on 
Experiment 
Sta. Staff 



Warren Estate 
Proposed Gift 



Meeting of 
Exp.Dept.and 
Farm at 
Lexington. 



Unfinished 
Business 



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VOTED : To approve membership on the Experiment Sta- 
tion Staff of the following heads of depart- 
ments in the Division of Agriculture 

A. B. Beaumont, Agronomy, 

J. A. Foord, Farm Management, 

H. F. Judkins, Dairying, 

S. M. Salisbury, Animal Husbandry 

C. I. Gunness, Rural Engineering. 

The Committee considered the proposed gift to 

the College of a tract of approximately 54 acres of land 

located in Y/altham, this land having been offered to the 

College by the Trustees of the Cornelia Warren Estate. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the acceptance 
of the land in accordance with the proposal. 

In order to examine the Market Garden Field 

Station and the land on the Cornelia Warren Estate at 

Wa.ltham, for the purpose of determining the best use to 

be made of both tracts, it was 

VOTED : That there be a joint meeting of the Commit- 
tees on Experiment Department and Farm at 
the Market Garden Field Station at Lexington, 
June 15th. 

Director Haskell reported on the following 

items of unfinished business, which report was accepted: 

Experimental Work in Vegetable Storing. 

Amendments to Poultry Disease and Feed Control 
Laws. 

Aeroplane Survey. 



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The Director reported that the following proj- 
ects had been completed or discontinued since April 28, 
1921. This report was "by vote accepted. 

Uarket Garden Field Station-2. Insect Control on Market 
Garden Crops. 

Market Garden Field Station-3. Plant Disease Control on 
Market Garden Crops. 

Pasture Feeding of Swine. 

Veterinary Science-3. Study and Control of Poultry Dis- 
eases in College and Station Flocks. 

Veterinary Science-4. Study and Control of Bovine Abor- 
tion and Complications in College Herd. 

Investigation on Antirrhinum Rust. 

Cooperative Experiments on Protein Requirements for 
Growth. 

Experimental Spraying of Celery for Late Blight Control. 

Agricultural Economics-5. Farm Ownership. 

The following new projects presented by the 

Director were, by vote, approved: 

Testing Immature Potatoes as Seed. 

Botany-12. Test of Fungicides on Potatoes. 



Botany-14. 
Botany- 15. 
Botany- 16. 



Control of Tobacco Wildfire. 

Study of Plant Stimulation by Formaldehyde. 

Relation of Soil Character to Occurrence of 
Onion Smut. 



Botany-17. Potato Spraying-Dusting. 

Entomology-12. Determination of Best Strength of Lime- 
sulfur, etc. 

Bntomology-13. Study of Possible Injurious Effects of 

Scalecide on Trees. 



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Projects 

Completed or 
Discontinued 



Hew Projects 
Approved 



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Disposition of 
Existing Exp. 
Plots 

East Wareham, 
Purchase of 
Land for Gran- 
berry Station 



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Entomology- 14. Does Spraying Orchards Kill Bees? 

Entoinology-15. Determination of Efficiency of nicotine 

Sulfate Dusts. 

Entomology-16. Investigation of Materials which promise 

Value in Insect Control. 



Chemistry-16. 
Chemistry-17. 
Chemistry- 18. 
Chemistry- 19. 

Chemistry-20. 



Porno logy- 17. 
Pornology-18. 
Pomology-19. 



Vitamines as Aids in the Production of 
Growth in Pigs. 

Attempting to Secure a Substitute for 
Milk in the Growing of Young Calves. 

Determining the Mineral Constituents of 
Forage Crops. 

The Value of Inorganic Calcium Phosphate 
in the Promotion of Growth and Milk 
Production. 

A study of the Fundamental Factors affect- 
ing the Suspension, Adhesiveness, Tox- 
icity, and General Efficiency of Copper 
Fungicides. 

A study of the Cultivation of the High 
Bush Cranberry (Viburnum Qpulus) 

Comparison of Cultivation and Heavy Mulch- 
ing for Apples and Pears. 

A study of Effects of Fertilizer Limita- 
tion on Fruit Plants. 



Pomology-20. Test of Fertilizers for Pears. 

Animal Husbandry-1. Pasture Feeding Experiment with Pigs. 

It was 

VOTED : That Director Haskell be requested to present 
a report concerning the disposition to be 
made of existing experimental plots. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the purchase of 
additional land at East Wareham for the 
Cranberry Station. 



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On re commendation of the Director, it was 



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VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



To accept the offer of the Cranberry Growers' 
Association to finance temporarily, an 
assistant to Dr. Franklin, and that the 
project for the assistant to Dr. Franklin, 
to toe paid from State Funds, "be incorporated 
in the budget for the fiscal year beginning 
December 1, 1922. 

To approve the cooperative project on pump 
tests for the Cranberry Field Station. 



Asst. to 

Dr . Franklin 



To recommend to the Trustees that the Exper- 
iment Station adopt the policy of imposing 
charges for the performance of such of its 
activities as are primarily commercial in 
their nature or which rank as service to the 
individual rather than for the public good. 



The meeting adjourned at 5:50 P. M. 



Pump Tests, 
Cranberry Sta. 



Charge for 
Services of 
Commercial 

Mature. 



Acting 
Chairman 




Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 

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Market Garden 
Field Station 
Inspection 

Warren Estate 
Inspection 



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MINUT ES OF M EETING OF TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 
EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 
Joint Meeting with the Committees on 
Farm and Horticulture 

North Lexington and V/altham, June 15, 1922 



N.Lexington, 
Property, 
Market Value 



Sale of 
Produce 



PRES ENT : Messrs. Ellis (elected acting chair- 
man), Bowditeh, Clark, Frost, Gilbert, 
Howe, Richardson, and President Butter- 
field, also Director Haskell, Messrs. 
Waugh, Tompson, and Redman. 

The Committees inspected the Market Garden 
Field Station at North Lexington and also the land of- 
fered to the College from the Cornelia Warren estate at 
Waltham. It was the unanimous opinion that the gift 
should "be accepted and it was 

VOTED : That a committee consisting of Messrs. Ellis, 
Frost, Preston, Gilbert, and President But- 
terfield be appointed to consult with the 
State authorities relative to the authority 
and procedure of the Trustees in accepting 
this property and to report at the Trustee 
meeting June 27th. 

It was 

VOTED: That Mr. Frost investigate and ascertain the 
probable market value of the North Lexington 
property and report to the Trustees June 
27th. 

The Committee discussed the question of the sale 

of produce at the College, and it was 

VOTED : To ask Mr. Frost and Professor Waugh to 
formulate definitions covering terms of 
such sales with special reference defining 



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"employees", "wholesale", and "retail". 



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Chai rman 



Acting 
Secretary 



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MINUTES Qg METING OF THE TRUSTEES' COMMIT TEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 



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President's Office, Amherst, Mass., June 26, 1922 



The Committee convened at 2:00 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Ellis, Wheeler, Gerrett, and 

President Butterfield. Mr. Kenney was 
also present. 

In the presence of Mr. James H. Ritchie, 
Architect for the chemistry laboratory, and representa- 
tives of various contracting firms, there were opened 
bids which had been received up to 2:00 P. M. for the 
construction of the chemistry laboratory, as well as 
separate bids for plumbing, electrical work, heating and 
ventilating. The bids received for general construction 



Chemistry Lab. 
Bids 



were as follows: 

E. A. Abbott Company, Boston, 
George S. Allen, Amherst, 
Beacon Construction Co., Boston, 
H. P. Gumming s, Ware, 
C. S. Cunningham & Sons, Boston 
C. H. Cunningham & Son, Lynn, 
C. A. Dodge Company, Cambridge, 



$269,861 
209,500 
266,672 
248,487 
225 , 700 
229,744 
279,997 



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T. J. Pardy Co., Bridgeport, Ct. $255,760 
J. J. Prindiville Co., Pramingham, 220,000 
P. H. Provencal Co., Ware, 275,493 

Tredenniclc Company, Boston, 245,657 

The "bids received for plumbing were as follows: 
Cox & Johnson, Boston, $ 30,591 



J. B. Parnsworth, Boston, 
Henry J. Lyons Co. , Boston, 



31,987 
24,961 



Thompson & Spear Co., Boston, 26,968 

Wyckoff & Lloyd Co., Springfield, 51,276 
The bids received for heating and ventilating 
were as follows: 



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V/alwo rth-Engli sh-Pl et t , Bo st on , 
Huey Bros. Co., Inc., Boston, 
J. B. Parnsworth, Boston, 



J. J. Hurley & Co. , 
Lynch & Woodward, 



Boston, 
Boston, 



Cleghorn Co., Boston, 

Thompson & Spear Co. , Boston, 
Holyoke Valve & Hydrant Co. , Holyoke 
Holyoke Supply Co., Holyoke, 
Wyckoff & Lloyd Co., Springfield, 



$27,945 
28,672 
51,456 
29,585 
29,484 
50,081 
50,777 
59,000 
57,000 
58,052 



Power, Heating & Ventilating Co., Boston 32,250 
The bids received for electrical v/ork were as 



follows: 



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Bids 



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Lab. Naming of 



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James Wilkinson & Co. , Boston 



#8,624.00 



Coghlin Electric Co., Worcester, 8,491.25 

A. A. Shea, Inc. Springfield, 9,730.00 

The total of the lowest bids received and of 

estimates submitted by the Treasurer amounted to §342,15317 

In view of the fact that the bids exceed the appropriation 

by such a substantial amount, the Committee 

VOTED : That the matter of construction of the chem- 
istry laboratory be referred to the Trustees 
with such advice as Mr. Ritchie may be able 
to give relative to reducing the prospective 
cost of the building. 

The minutes of the informal meeting of this 

Committee held March 25, 1922, were read and it was 



Mr. Ritchie 
Addition Com- 
pensation 



Turbine at 
Power Plant 



VOTED : To confirm the action of the Committee of 

March 25, 1922, as indicated by the minutes, 
except to recommend to the Trustees that 
the name of the chemistry laboratory be the 
Goessmann Chemistry Laboratory. 

The Treasurer presented a request from Mr. 

Ritchie for additional compensation on account of the 

work done in the preparation of preliminary plans for the 

chemistry laboratory. It was 

VOTED : To refer to the Trustees without recommenda- 
tion Mr. Ritchie* s request for additional 
fee of #1,000 on account of preparation of 
plans for the chemistry laboratory. 

It was 

VOTED : To seek authorization from the Supervisor of 
Administration for substitution of $5,000 for 
the replacement of a 100 K.Y/. turbine at the 
Power Plant, for an item of #3,600 for a 
steam tunnel. 



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It was 

VOTED : To confirm the action of the Treasurer in 

employing French & Hubbard as engineers for 
the chemistry laboratory. 

The Treasurer presented a proposal from the 

Amherst Water Company covering the installation of water 

at the Tillson Farm, and it was 

VOTED : To leave this matter with power to Mr. 
Wheeler and the Treasurer. 

It was 

VOTED: That the employment of a clerk of works for 
the construction of the Chemistry laboratory 
be referred to the Treasurer. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P. M. 

Chairman 




Secretary 



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French & 
Hubbard , 
Engineers 

Amherst Water Co 
Proposal. 



Tillson Farm 



Chem. Lab, 
Clerk of Works 



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Salary 
Increases 



New Positions 



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MINUTES OF MEETING Off THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 
COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



Presidents Office, Amherst, Mass., June 26, 1922 



Joint Profess* 
orship 



L.H.Parker 
Services of 



The Committee convened at 4:30 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Messrs. Wheeler, Dewey, Howe, and President 
Butterfield. 

The President presented a schedule of salary in- 
creases to become effective June 1, 1922, and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the schedule of 
salary increases as presented by the Presi- 
dent. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the establish- 
ment of the following new positions, effec- 
tive September 16, 1922: 

a. Stenographer, Division of Agriculture, 
$840. 

b. Stenographer, Division of Horticulture, 
$840. 

VOTED : To recommend the establishment of a joint 
professorship in Agricultural Education, 
provided a satisfactory financial adjustment 
between the College and the State Department 
of Education can be made. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that Mr. L. H. 
Parker be continued in the service of the 
Institution on the present basis with respect 
to title for the college year 1922-1923, at 
a salary not to exceed $3,500. 



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VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that Dean E. M. 
Lewis be granted a leave of absence with pay 
for six months from October 1, 1922. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:15 P. M. 



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Leave of 
Absence 




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Indexed 



Chemistry Lab. 
Bids 



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MINUTES Off MEETI NG Off THE TRUSTEES* COMMITTEE OH 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT Off GROUNDS 

Boston City Club, July 12, 1922 



The meeting convened at 12:50 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Clark, Gerrett, 
Preston, Yflieeler, and Butterfield, also 
Treasurer Kenney, Professor Lindsey and 
Architect Ritchie. 

The Treasurer submitted revised bids on the 

Goessmann Chemistry Laboratory prepared by the three 

lowest bidders on the original specifications, as follows: 

General Contract 

George S. Allen $198,880.00 

J. J. Prindiville Co. 211,154.00 

C. S. Cunningham & Sons 205,837.00 

Plumbing C ontra ct 

Henry J. Lyons Co 22,757.00 

Thompson & Spear Co. 20,548.00 

Electrical Work Contract 

Coghlin Electric Co . . . 7,442.48 

A. A. Shea, Inc 8,197.00 

James Wilkinson & Co. ....... 6,874.00 

Heating and Ventilating 

Lynch & Woodward 25 ,641. 35 

Walworth-English-fflett ....... 25,572.00 

Huey Bros. Co., Inc 25,645.00 



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It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to execute con- 
tracts for erecting the chemistry building 
as follows: 



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General Contract, 
Plumbing Contract, 
Electrical Work Contract, 
Heating and Ventilating, 



George S. Allen, $198,880. 
Thompson & Spear Co. 20,548. 
James Wilkinson & Co. 6,874. 
Walworth-English-Flett 25,572. 



Chem. Lab, 
Contracts 



Architect Ritchie made a brief statement concern- Mr. Ritchie 

Additional 
ing extra work done on the chemistry building as explana- Compensation 

tion of his request that he be allowed ;^1,000 extra com- 
pensation. 

Chairman 



Acting 
"Secretary 



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Projects 

Major 

Improvements 



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minutes of meeting of the trustees* committee on 
buildings and arrangement of grounds 



President's Office* Amherst, Mass. , August 19, 1922 



The Committee convened at 9:50 A. M. with the 

chairman* Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Clark, Wheeler, and 
Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

The Committee met to consider the projects 
which had "been submitted for special appropriations for 
1923, and also for replacements. 

After consultation with various members of the 
staff, the following items for major improvements were 



recommended to the Trustees: 



1. 


Chemistry 


Chemistry Lab. « 


2. 


Hort. Mfg* 


Laboratory 


5. 


0. & M. 


Tunnel from Power 
Plant to Stock 
bridge 


4. 


Rural Home 


Life Remodeling Old Chem 
Bldg. 

2 floors #26,970 
3d floor 6,750 
Equipment 2,573 



Committee 
Dept . Recommen- 
Request da t ion 

$150,000 $150,000 
38,000 38,000 



34,846 35,000 



35,000 



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5. Rural Engin. 

6. Grounds 
7. General Hort. 
8. Animal Husb. 
9. Farm 
lO.Tillson Farm 

11.0. & M. 

12. Pomology 
15. Grounds 



Addition to Rural Engin- 
eering Shops and Equip. 

Roads 

Tool sheds & garage 

Live Stock Replacement 

Calf Barn 

Living Quarters for Fore- 
man, Feed Room, Shop, Etc. 

Tunnel to first steam pit 
south of power plant 



$28,000 $15,000 



8,000 8,000 Projects 

Major Improve- 
2,200 6,000 ments 



5,000 5,000 
5,000 5,000 



11,075 5,000 



Fencing Fruit Plantations 3,000 



New Walks 



14.Phys. Educa. Grading and Draining 

Addition to Athletic 
Field 

15.Exp.Sta.Agrie. 10-Bent Tobacco Shed 



4,250 4,250 
3,000 
7,500 2,500 

2,500 

2,200 2,200 

$316,450 



It was agreed that action on the disposition of 

the old chemistry laboratory should be deferred; it being Disposition of 

Old Chem. Lab, 

the opinion of the Committee that it should not be used for 
a laboratory for Horticultural Manufactures 



It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that an item of 
$50,000 for replacements be included in the 
budget for 1923, and that the projects to be 
submitted under this classification be deter- 
mined by the President and Treasurer. 

The Committee discussed further Mr. Ritchie's 

claim for additional compensation of $1,000 in connection 



Replacements, 
1923 



Mr. Ritchie 

Additional 

Compensation 



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with the preparation of plans for the chemistry laboratory. 
Ho action was taken, but it was understood that the chair- 
man would present the matter to the Trustees at their next 



meeting, 



The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P. M. 



Chairman 



tfcLefUtAylL 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OP THE TRUSTEES ' COMMITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OP GROUNDS 



Boston City Club, September 13, 1922 



183 



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Chem, 
Eire 



Lab 



The Committee convened at 6:00 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Preston, Wheeler, 

and Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney and Dr. 
Chamberlain were also present. 

Dr. Chamberlain gave a detailed report of the 
destruction of the chemistry laboratory by fire on the 
morning of September 6th. This report was supplemented by 
statements by President Butterfield and Mr. Kenney indi- 
cating the steps which had been taken to ascertain the 
cause of the fire. 

Dr. Chamberlain also presented a schedule indi- 
cating that approximately $15,000 would be required to 
replace the supplies and equipment destroyed by the fire, 
in order to make possible the carrying on of the classes 
in chemistry during the ensuing year. 

After discussion it was 

VOTED : That the chairman of this committee be re- Chem. Lab. 
quested to lay before the Governor the prob- problem 
lem confronting the College, as the result of 
the burning of the chemistry laboratory, and 
to endeavor to secure from the contingent 
fund in the hands of the Governor, or from 



Chem. Lab, 
Supplies 



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Fire 
Protection 



Gymnasium for 
Women Students 



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other sources, an allowance sufficient to 
replace the supplies and equipment lost in 
the fire. 

VOTED : That the appropriate State officials be re- 
quested to make an investigation of the 
Massachusetts Agricultural College for the 
purpose of determining whether its "buildings 
now have adequate fire protection. 

VOTED : To recommend for consideration by the 

Trustees, that an item of $15,000 be in- 
cluded in the legislative budget for 1923, 
for the erection of a gymnasium for women 
students; this project to be substituted 
for that calling for $35,000 for remodelling 
the old chemistry laboratory into a women's 
building. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 P. M. 




Chairman 



Secretary 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 



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HORTICULTURE 



Boston City Club, September 14, 1922 



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The Committee convened at 9:30 A. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Harold L. Frost, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Frost, Gilbert, Howe, and 

Butterfield. Dean Lewis and Professor 
Chenoweth were also present. 

Professor Chenoweth presented plans for the 

proposed laboratory for Horticultural Manufactures. After Hort. Manu. 

Laboratory 
this and other projects for improvements for the Division 

of Horticulture were considered, it was 

VOTED: To endorse the action of the Committee on 

Buildings and Arrangement of Grounds in ap- 
proving the following projects for the leg- 
islative appropriation in 1923: 

(a) Laboratory for Hort. Manufactures $38,000. Projects 



(b) Tool Sheds and Garage . . 

(c) Fencing Fruit Plantations 



6,000 



' 



3,000. 

Mr. Frost reported on the negotiations which he 

had had with the State Department of Conservation relative State Forest 

Nursery, 
to the removal of the State Forest Nursery from the Col- Removal 

lege farm. 

It was 

VOTED : To request Professor H. F. Tompson to pre- Vegetable Stor- 
pare plans for a vegetable storage which may age plans 



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be erected at the College and which may serve 
as a model for a community storage plant. 

The meeting adjourned at 10:30 A. M. 



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MINUT E S OE MEETING OF THE TRUS TEES* COMMITT EE ON 

EXTENSION SERVICE 



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Boston City Club, September 14, 1922 



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The Committee convened at 10:40 A. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Elmer D. Howe, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Howe, Bowditch, Ellis, Erost, 
Gannon, Gilbert, and Butterfield. Dean 
Lewis and Director Willard were also 
present. 

The committee considered the budget for legis- 
lative appropriation for Extension Service for 1923. It 



was 



VOTED: 



m 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees the approval 
of certain new positions listed in the Ex- 
tension Service budget for 1923. 

To endorse the item of $46,425 proposed 
for Extension Service maintenance for 1923 



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New Positions 
Ext. Service 



Maintenance 
Ext. Service 



VOTED : To endorse the salary increases for members Salary Incr. 

of the Extension Service staff as presented Extension Ser. 
in the budget. 



Director Willard discussed in detail various 
phases of Extension Service policy, both existing and 
proposed, and including the following topics: 

1. One specialist for each important field of 
subject matter. 

2. Traveling expenses within and without the State. 



Policy 

Ext. Service. 



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COMMITTEE 



Joint 

Meeting 



Fee for 
Correspondence 
Course 

Charge for 
Services 

R.D.Hawley 
return of 



R.W. Redman 
Transfer 



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3. Lectures and lecture courses. 

4. Cooperation with Experiment Station workers* 

5. Revenue and wider service of Extension instruc- 
tion through 

a. Correspondence courses. 

b. Publications. 

c. Landscape gardening. 

d. Diagnostic service. 

e. Boys* and girls' camps. 

f. Agricultural films. 

6. Larger use of the college plant by citizens of 
the State by holding more conventions at the 
College. 

VOTED : That this committee favors a joint meeting 
of the committees on Course of Study and 
Faculty, Extension Service, and Experiment 
Station to consider the question of the 
division of work of members of the staff 
rendering service in more than one main 
division of the College. 

VOTED : That the fee for each correspondence course 
offered by the Extension Service be $5.00. 

VOTED; To approve the recommendations of Director 
Willard relative to charging for certain 
services rendered by the Extension Service. 

The Director reported that Mr. R. D. Hawley had 
returned to the staff of the Extension Service. The Presi' 
dent explained the contemplated transfer of Mr. R. W. 
Redman from the Extension Service staff to the teaching 
staff. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:50 P. M. 



Chairman 




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MINUTES OP MEETING OF TRUST EES' COMM ITTEE ON 
COURSE OP STUDY AMD FACULTY 



Boston City Club, Boston, September 14, 1922 



The Committee convened at 12:50 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. William Yftieeler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Gannon, Gilbert, Howe, 
and Butterfield. Dean Lewis was also 
present. 

Director Phelan presented the proposed budget 

for the Short Courses for 1923 and it was 

VOTED: To endorse the salary increases for members 
of the Short Course staff as presented in 
the budget. 

VOTED : To endorse, as presented, the budget for 
Short Course expenditures for 1923. 

The President submitted the budget for personal 

service on Administration and Instruction accounts for 

1925 , and it was 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees the 
salary increases for members of the staff of 
Administration and Instruction as 
submitted in the budget. 

VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees the 
new positions on Instruction account as pre- 
sented in the budget. 

Further consideration was given to the future 

relation of Dr. J. B. Paige to the College and it was 



189 



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Salary Incr. 
Short Course 



Budget, 
Short Course 



Salary Incr, 

Administration 

Instruction 



New Positions 
Instruction 



Dr. J.B.Paige 
relation to 
college 



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Veterinary 
Science Dept. 
Reorganization 



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VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the following 

reorganization of the Department of Veterin- 
ary Science, to "become effective October 1, 
1922: 

Department o f Animal Pathology and Vet erinary Science 



George E. Gage 



John B. Lentz 



Professor of Animal 
Pathology and Head 
of Department 

Assistant Professor 
of Veterinary Science 
and College Veterin- 
arian 



,600.* 



2,880 



James B. Paige 
(Now absent on 
leave without 

pay) 



Dr.R. J. Sprague 
return 



Lecturer in Veterinary 
Science 1,500. 

(Provided ser- 
vice is ren- 
dered) 

_- -- .- — -- Research Assistant 

Professor of Avian 
Pathology 2,540. 

Clerk One-half time 450. 

^Salary approved at $3420 ''oy Supervisor of Administration. 

VOTED : To leave to the President the question of 
inviting Dr. R. J. Sprague to resume his 
position on the faculty of the College. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:30 P. M. 



Chairman 




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MINUTES OP MEETING OF TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 



EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Boston City Club, September 14, 1922 



The Committee convened at 3:00 P. M. with the 
chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



Trustees Preston, Frost, Gilbert, and 
Butterfield. Dean Lev/is and Director 
Haskell were also present. 



It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that Dr. Frank 
A. Hays be elected Research Professor of 
Poultry Husbandry at a salary of $3,000 per 
year. 

VOTED: That if necessary an appeal be made to the 
Governor and Council in order to establish 
the salary of the above mentioned position 
at $3,000. 

Director Haskell presented the proposed budget 

for the Experiment Station for 1923. It was 

VOTED : To endorse the salary increases for members 
of the staff of the Experiment Station, and 
the list of new positions, as listed in the 
budget. 

VOTED : To approve the schedule for maintenance of 
the Experiment Station as included in the 
budget. 

VOTED: To approve as submitted by Director Haskell 
the appropriations for the execution of the 
Dairy Law, Peed Law, Fertilizer Law, and 
Poultry Disease Elimination Law. 



Indexed 



Dr. P. A. Hays 
appointment 



Poultry Husb. 
Research Prof. 
Salary 



Salary Incre. 
Exp. Station 



Maintenance 
Exp. Station 



Control Laws 
Appropriation 



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Salary Incr. 
Control Service 



Projects 



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VOTED : To endorse the salary increases proposed by 
Director Haskell for members of the Control 
Service staff. 

VOTED : To approve the following projects for special 
appropriations for 1925. 



1. Improvements at Til Is on Farm 

2. Tobacco Shed 

3. Land for Cranberry Station 



$5,000. 
2,200. 
1,000. 



Cornelia Warren 
Estate, Super- 
vision 



Market Garden' 
Field Station, 
Waltham, 
appropriation 



Market Garden' 
Field Station, 
N. Lexington, 
Disposition of 



Director Haskell presented a statement relative 

to the use of the Cornelia Warren Estate. It was 

VOTED : That the Cornelia Warren Estate be placed 

under the supervision of the Director of the 
Experiment Station. 

VOTED: To refer to the Trustees the proposal that a 
bill be introduced into the Legislature of 
1923 seeking an appropriation of $25,000 or 
approximately the maximum receipts to be ex- 
pected from the salvage of the North Lexing- 
ton plant , for the purpose of moving equip- 
ment, building new equipment, and establishing 
the Market Garden Field Station at Waltham. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that a bill be 
introduced into the Legislature of 1923 
authorizing the Massachusetts Agricultural 
College to dispose of the Market Garden Field 
Station at North Lexington. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:40 P. M. 



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minutes of meeting op trustees* committee on farm 



Boston City Club, September 14, 1922. 



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The Committee convened at 5:10 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gilbert, and 
Butterfield. 

The Committee considered various projects for 

improvements at the farm, and it was 



VOTED : To approve the following: 

1. Replacement of live stock 

2. Calf Barn 

3. Cottage for farm help 

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P. M. 



$5,000. 
5,000. 
5,000. 



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Indexed 



Farm 
Projects 



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COMM4TTEE 



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Salary Incr. 

Administration 

Instruction 



Treasurer* s 
Assistant 

New Positions 
Instruction 



Dept .Mainten- 
ance. 



New positions 
Exp. Stat ion 



Dept .Mainte- 
nance 
Exp. Station 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTIES COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 



Boston City Club, September 14, 1922. 



The Committee convened at 6:00 P. M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, and 
Butterfield. Dean Lewis and Treasurer 
Kenney were also present. 

The President submitted the budget for current 

maintenance and for special appropriations for 1923. 

After discussion the following action on the budget was 



taken: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



To approve, with certain amendments, the 
salary increases proposed for members of 
the staff of Administration and Instruction. 

To include in the budget for 1923 an item 
for an Assistant to the Treasurer at a 
salary of #2,500 per year. 

To approve the schedule of new positions on 
Instruction account as presented by the 
President. 

To approve as presented the schedule of 
appropriations for department maintenance 
for 1923. 

That new positions for the Experiment Sta- 
tion be approved up to an annual rate of 
$20,000. 

That the schedule of proposed appropriations 
for the department maintenance on Experiment 
Station account be revised so as to reduce 
the total to as near $40,000 as possible. 






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V OTED : To approve as presented the schedule for ap- Control Laws 



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VOTED 



propriations for the execution of various 
Control laws. 

To approve as presented the schedule of sal- 
ary increases for members of the Experiment 
Station staff. 



VOTED: 



iropriations 



Salary Increas 
periment Sta 



To approve as presented the budget for the salary Incr. 
Extension Service including salary increases, Hew Positions 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



new positions, and maintenance. 

That new positions on Short Course account 
be approved up to an annual rate of $10,000. 

To approve the proposed salary increases for 
members of the Short Course Staff. 



VOTED: To approve an item of #13,000 for Short 
Course maintenance. 

VOTED : To approve an item of $10,400 for the main- 
tenance of the Market Garden Field Station. 

VOTED: To approve an item of $50,000 for replace- 
ments. 

VOTED : To approve the schedule as presented for 
appropriations for major projects. 

VOTED : To approve as amended, the budget for 1923. 

It was 

VOTED: To leave to the chairman of the Finance Com- 
mittee and Treasurer Kenney, the investment 
of the bequest to the College made by the 
Bay State Agricultural Society. 

Meeting adjourned at 9:05 P. M. 



Chairman 




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Ext. Service 

Hew Positions 
Short Course 

Salary Incr. 
Short Course 

Maintenance 
Short Course 

Llaintenance 
Market Garden 
Field Sta. 

Replacements 

Major Projects 



Budget, 1923 



Bay State Agr 
Society Gift 
Investment 



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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



State Dept. of 
Public Works 



Demonstration 

Roads 



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I.IIHUTE3 CP IlSETIHG OF JTRU STEES CQIMITT EE Oil 
BUIL DI NGS AKD A RRAUGBMSIIT OP GROUNDS 
Boston City Club, January 4, 1923. 



The Committee met at 12:00 M. with the Chairman, 
Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Clark, Gerrett, 
Preston, Wheeler, and Butterfield. Treas- 
urer Kenney was also present. 



Fire Protection 



Buildin 

Program 



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The President reported on recent negotiations 
with Mr. Prank E. Lyman, representing the State Department 
of Public Works, concerning the building of demonstration 
roads at and in the vicinity of the Massachusetts Agricul- 
tural College. After discussion it was 

VOTED: To authorize the introduction into the war- 
rant for the next annual town meeting in 
Amherst, an article providing for a survey 
of the road and walk development in the 
vicinity of the Agricultural College, and to 
pledge the service of the College in the mak- 
ing of such a survey. 

The President made a preliminary report concern- 
ing steps which are being taken to insure a more adequate 
fire protection for the College. 

The President raised the question as to the pol- 
icy of the Trustees relative to its building program for 
the next few years. The needs for certain buildings were 
presented by members of the staff as follows: 



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197 



Gymnasium and drill hall 

Hospital 

Library 

Dormitories 



Prof. Hicks and Major Ko"bbe 
Dr. Marshall 
President But t erf i eld 
President Butterfield 



Mr. Ritchie submitted tentative estimates of 
cost for the gymnasium, drill hall, library, and dormit- 
ories. Relative to the hospital it was 



Building 
Estimates 



Hospital 
Facilities 



VOTED : That a further study be made of the require- 
ments for hospital facilities at the College, 
contemplating possible cooperation with 
Amherst College and the town. 

In executive session the question was discussed 

as to the desirability of adopting the policy of requestingPlans and 

pecif ications 
For Future 
Buildings 



competitive plans and specifications for future buildings. 



It was agreed that this question should be referred to the 
Trustees without recommendation. 
After discussion it was 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees that the next 
large building project which should be pre- 
sented to the Legislature should be that for 
dormitories. 



Building Proj 
ect for 
Dormitories 



VOTED: 



To 



Dormitory 
Facilities 



VOTED: 



recommend to the Trustees that it become 
their policy to request the Legislature to 
provide dormitory facilities for all women 
students and for the freshman students enter- 
ing the four-year course. 

To recommend to the Trustees that a legisla- 
tive appropriation of ,?8,000 be requested to 
provide a two-tenement farmhouse of 14 rooms , Appropriation 
to replace the farm house destroyed by fire 
December 14, 19 22. 



c. Kenney reported on an agreement which had 
been reached by Mr. 'wheeler and himself with the Amherst 
V/ater Company thereby water would be carried to the 
Tillson Farm. This agreement was by vote ratified. 



Amherst Water 

Company 

Tillson Farm 



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James H. Ritchi 
Employment as 

Consulting 
Architect 



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The question of continuing the employment of 
Mr. James H. Ritchie as consulting architect was dis- 
cussed, and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that unless 

such is ruled to "be illegal, the employment 
of Mr. James H. Ritchie as consulting archi- 
tect be continued for 1923 on the same terms 
as formerly. 

Meeting adjourned at 3:10 P.M. 



Chairman 




Secretary 



COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



I.IINUT3J OE IvEETING OE TRUSTEES CO^aTTSB OU FINANCE 
Boston City Club, January 4, 1923 



The Committee met at 3:15 P.M. with the Chair- 
man, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Pollard, Richardson, and Butterfield. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



The Treasurer reported on the method "by which 

the equipment still needed to replace that lost by the 

burning of the chemistry laboratory may be supplied. He 

presented his annual report for the year ended November 

30, 1922, and after discussion it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to cancel the 

loans on the D.X. Bangs Eund which have now 
remained unpaid for seven years or longer, 
and to transfer to this account from the 
income of the Mary Robinson Eund an amount 
sufficient to cover this loss. Also to 
authorise the cancellation of the balance 
due on the loan advanced to the late George 
H. Richards. 

VOTED : To approve the report of the Treasurer as 
presented and to recommend its adoption by 
the Trustees. 

Meeting adjourned at 4:50 P. 3 . 



Chairman 




iiecretary 



199 



indexed 



Chemistry 

Laboratory 

Equipment 



D.X. Bangs Eund 
Old Loans can- 
celled 



George H. 
Richards Loan 
Cancelled 

Treasurer' s 
Report. 



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COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



Farm Tenement 
House, Plans 



Farm House 
Location 



Jame s B . P a i g e 
b oratory 



chitects 1 
rvices 

inor Projects 



Old Library 
Bids. Plans 



ys. Lduca. 
Bid . lans 



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MINU TES OF MMMS* Off THE. TRU STEES ' COi^IT^E J3N 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT ■ OF GROUNDS 



Boston City Club, 12:00 iff., February 6, 1923 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Ellis, Preston, Wheeler and 
Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was also 
present. 



It was 

VOTED: That the Treasurer be authorized, to secure 
plans for the proposed farm tenement house 
¥/hich is to take the place of the one de- 
stroyed by fire, the plans to meet the ap- 
proval of the Farm Committee. 

It was further 

VOTED: That the site for the house be near the 

sheep barn, provided this site is approved 
by the Farm Committee. 



VOTED: 



That the Committee recommend to the Trustees 
that the Veterinary Laboratory be given the 
name "The James B. Paige Laboratory". 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED 



That the Treasurer be authorized, with, the 
approval of the President, to secure archi- 
tects' services when necessary for minor 
building projects. 

That Mr. C. P. Hoyt be employed, in consul- 
tation with the President, the Treasurer, 
and the Librarian, to re-cast his plans made 
some years ago for enlarging and improving 
the present Library building. 

That the President and the Treasurer be 
authorized to secure such plans and specifi- 
cations as are necessary for the legislative 
budget, for a building for physical education, 



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• 



• 



VOTED 



VOTED: 



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and to have these plans ready for preliminary 
discussion by the Trustees at their June 
meeting. It is understood that these prelim- 
inary plans will not include the proposed 
riding hall. 

That the location of the proposed physical 
education "building "be on the ridge between 
South College and the Plainville Road. 

That the land owned by the 4.T.V. fraternity 
south of the Veterinary Laboratory be rented 
for a period of three years on the terms 
suggested by the fraternity, namely, |50 per 
year, the rental to be an off-set against a 
bill which the fraternity owes the College. 

That the President and Treasurer be author- 
ized to secure such plans and specifications 
as are necessary for the legislative budget, 
for freshman dormitories, the basis of the 
plan to be accommodations for 300 students. 
It is understood that the committee approves 
necessary travel in order to study dormitory 
plans. 

That the cost of preliminary plans for the 
physical education building and the dormitor- 
ies shall not exceed .£2,500 for the two. 



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s . S du-. Bl 
Location 



Q, . T . V . Land 

Rental 



VOTED 



freshman Do 
itories Plans 



VOTED: 



Phys.Ed. Bl 

Dormitories 
Cost of Plans 



VOTED : 



To recommend to the Trustees that they adopt 
as their policy the effort to provide dor- 
mitory accommodations for all women students, 
and for the men students in the four year 
freshman class. 



The President stated that it is doubtful whether 
it will be possible to develop a project for a hospital 
in common with the town of Amherst. 



Hospital 



VOTED: 



To suggest to the President and the Treasurer 
that the preliminary plans for the physical 
education building and the dormitories be 
prepared by Mr. James H. Ritchie. 



VOTED 



Jame s H .Ritchie 
IDriployment 



That the Treasurer, with the approval of the 
President, be authorized to proceed with the 
construction of such special building projects 
as may be authorized by the present legis- 
lature. 



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COMMITTEE 



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The Treasurer presented a suggestion relative to 

remodelling the fourth floor of Korth College in order to' 
Remodelling. 

provide dormitory rooms for students. It was suggested 
that the matter "be taken up with the Commission on Admin- 
istration and Finance "before further action is taken. 
Meeting adjourned. 



Chai rman 



^Secretary 
Pro tern 



COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



m inutes of MgamjrG OF TRUSTEES' COIvHIITTEE oh 
COURSE OP STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, Boston, February 21, 1923 



203 



Liexeci 



The Committee convened at 1:00 P. 11. In the 
absence of Mr. Williarn Wheeler, Mr. James P. Bacon served 
as chairman. 

PRESENT: Trustees Bacon, Gilbert, and Butterf ield. 

Professor W. S. Welles presented Mr. Harry ltf. 
Glick as candidate for the position of Professor of Agri- 
cultural Education to fill the vacancy caused by the re- 
tirement of Professor Hart on March 31, 1923. 

In executive session and on recommendation of 

President Butterf ield, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that on the re- 
tirement of Professor Hart as Head of the 
Department of Agricultural Education, the 
following reorganization of the Department 
become effective April 1, 1923: 

W. S. Welles, Professor of Agricultural Edu- 
cation and Head of Department - at his 
present salary of $3,900 per year, one half 
of which is paid from College funds and one 
half from Federal Smith-Hughes funds. 



Harry IT. Glick 
Candidate 



Harry H. Glick, Professor of Agricultural 
Education, salary $3,000 per year. 



It was 



Reorganization 
Department of 

ri cultural 
Education 



"./. lies 
ad of Dept. 



Harry M. Glick 
rof essor 



VOTED: To grant a leave of absence for half time to Leave of At 
Professor H. F. Tompson from April 1 to ,'ompson 



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COMMITTEE 



Calendar of 
College Year 



September 30, 1923 and that during this 
period he receive three-fifths of his present 
salary. 

VOTED: To approve for two years the calendar of the 
College year as presented "by the President, 
this being on the "basis of 12 weeks in the 
Pall term, 11 weeks in the Winter term, and 
12 weeks in the Spring term. 

Other items of "business presented by the Presi- 
dent were laid on the table for future consideration. 
The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P. M. 



Chairman 




Secretary 



COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



LIIMJTKS OF HEETING 0? TRUSTEES' COMMITTEE ON 



COURSE OF STUDY AHD FACULTY 



Boston City Club, Boston, March 6, 1923 



The Committee convened at 12:00 noon, with the 
Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 



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Indexed 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Wheeler, Gilbert, and 
Butterfield. Dr. Marshall was 
also present. 



•of essional 
agrees 



Dr. Marshall explained the vote of the Graduate 
School staff recommending that professional degrees be 
established as conditions may demand and also that the 
degree of ISaster of Dairying be established. After dis- 
cussion it was 

VOTED : To refer the matter to the Trustees without 
definite recommendation. 

It was suggested that the President send a 
summary statement of this action of the Graduate School 
to the Trustees. 

It was also suggested that the President send 

to the Trustees a statement concerning the revised course 

for the freshman year and also the work being done in the 

course in Freshman Agriculture. It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that Professor 
H. F. Judkins be made head of the Department 
of Dairying, the same to take effect Septem- 
ber 1, 1925. 



Freshman 

Course 



206 



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Prof. 
Lockwood 



COMMITTEE 

VOTED : To recommend, to the Trustees that the arrange 
ment made for the current year by which 
Professor Lockwood was made Extension Profes- 
sor of Dairying with certain relationships 
to various dairy organizations, be made 
permanent, and effective September 1, 1923. 

The President called the attention of the 

committee to the fact that under the Retirement Law making 

of , : 'i irt , 

retirement compulsory at the age of seventy, Professor 



ton reti m 



William R. Hart will retire March 31, 1923, and Professor 

Charles Wellington May 4, 1923. It was 

VOTED: That the President on behalf of the committee 
transmit to Professor William R. Hart and 
Charles Wellington appropriate expressions 
of appreciation for their service. 

Meeting adjourned. 



Chai rman 



Secretary 
Pro tern 



COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTE S OF .THE MEETING OP THE T RUS TEE., . COMECT T TEE ON 

BUILDINGS AND .ARRA NGEIENT OP G ROUND S 

President's Office, M.A.C., April 14, 1923 



The Committee convened at 8:40 A.M. with the 

chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESEN T : Trustees Ellis, Clark, Preston, \7heeler, 
and Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

The President discussed with the Committee the 
proposed visit of the Legislature on May 4. 

The Treasurer reported on the construction of 

the macadam road and on motion of Mr. fheeler it was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to proceed with 

the construction of the macadam road as pro- 
vided by the legislative appropriation of 
^8,000, subject to the supervision of the 
State Department of Public Works. 

The President reported on cooperation with the 
Town of Amherst and the State Department of Public Works 
relative to improvements in roads approaching the College. 

Professor 7/augh presented plans for a garage, 
for remodeling the tool shed, and for the construction of 
an open shed in the vicinity of the cold storage building. 
The Treasurer stated that these improvements can be under- 
taken within the appropriation available and it was 

VOTED: To approve the plans as presented and to 

authorize the Treasurer to proceed with the 
improvements in the service buildings of the 
Division of Horticulture under the appropria- 
tion of $6,000 made by the Legislature for 
this purx)ose. 



207 



Indexed 



Visit of 
Legislature 



cadam Road 
Construction 



Cooperation 
with Town and 
State Dept. of 
blic Y/orks 



Improvements 
Division of 
Horticulture 



208 



COMMITTEE 



New Walks 



Tillson Farm 
Improvements 



E.Exp . Sta. 
Repairs to 
Glass House 



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Plans were presented for the expenditure of the 

appropriation of #2,500 for new walks, and it was 

VOTED: That the appropriation of $2,500 for new 
walks Toe used in the construction of a 
granolithic walk extending from the south 
entrance to the College grounds at Pleasant 
Street, northwesterly to the stone bridge. 

Professor Graham presented plans for further 

improvements at the Tillson Farm, and it was 



VOTED: 



<T> 



o approve the plans as presented and to 



Riding Hall 
Necessity 



authorize the Treasurer to proceed with the 
improvements at the Tillson Earm under the 
appror>riation of $5,000 available for this 
purpose. 

Director Haskell reported on the necessity of 

repairing the glass house at the East Experiment Station, 

and it was 

VOTED: That the necessary repairs of the glass 

house at the East Experiment Station be made, 
the amount to be expended not to exceed 
#100. 

Major Kobbe explained the need of a riding hall 

for work in military training and on the possibility of 

securing for this purpose a building at Camp Devens. 

After discussion, it was 

VOTED: To endeavor to secure through the supplemen- 
tary budget an appropriation of $4,500 for 
the purchase of a building at Camp Devens, 
its transportation, and its reconstruction 
at the College for use as a riding hall. 

Mr. Butterworth explained the necessity of con- 
necting the Vento System at the new chemistry laboratory 
at New Chem. 

with the main steam line at a cost of -$559.68 in addition 

to the existing contract. This project was by vote 
approved. 



Riding Hall 
Appropriation 



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COMMITTEE 



209 



The Committee considered the disposition to "be 

made of the appropriation of ^8,000 available for the 

erection of a farm house to replace the one destroyed by 

fire, and it was 

VOTED : To request the Treasurer to furnish for the 
next meeting of the Committee estimates for 
a five room tenement house to be erected 
near the barns for use by the herdsman; also 
for the moving of the remains of the farm 
house on Lincoln Avenue to a location near 
the sheep barns, and for the construction of 
an addition thereto of four rooms. 

The Treasurer presented plans for refitting the 

fourth floor of North College for students rooms, and it 

was 

VOTED : That the Committee favor the refitting of the 
fourth floor of North College in order to pro^ 
vide living accommodations for students, and 
that if possible an appropriation for this 
project be secured through the supplementary 
budget. 

It was 

VOTED: That, if it seems undesirable to urge appro- 
priations for both the riding hall and the 
refitting of North College, preference be 
given for the appropriation for a riding hall. 

The Treasurer asked the opinion of the Committee 

relative to the desirability of renewing the insurance on 

the house occupied by Mr. Broadfoot, the premium being 

paid from the income of the Burnham Emergency Eund, and 



Earm Pious e 
Appropriation 



North College 
Refitting of 
Eourth Eloor 



Riding Hall 



it was 



VOTED : To request the Treasurer to ascertain from 
the Attorney General whether funds secured 
from insurance in case of fire could be 



Insurance on 
oadfoot House 



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Broadf oot 

House 

Insurance 



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Building 
Plans 



COMMITTEE 

used by the College for the repairing of the 
damage, or whether such funds would revert 
to the State treasury. 

VOTED : That if the ruling is made that money se- 
cured from insurance could be immediately 
used by the College in repairing damages, 
the Treasurer be authorized to reinsure the 
house occupied by Mr. Broadf oot. 

The President reported on the preparation of 
plans for additions to the present library building, the 
physical education building, and the dormitories. 

The Treasurer presented plans for replacing the 

present heating system in houses occupied by Professor 

Waugh and Mr. Broadf oot , and it was 

VOTED: That new hot air furnaces be installed in 
the houses occupied by Professor Waugh and 
Mr. Broadf oot. 

The President presented a schedule indicating 

the apportionment that had been made of the appropriation 
for Replace- 

2o of |37,500 for replacements in 1923. This apportionment 
was by vote approved. 

The President stated further that the applica- 
tion for authority to purchase an automobile for college 
use had been acted upon unfavorably. It was agreed that 
Mr. Ellis should consult with the State Purchasing Agent 
relative to this matter. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:00 o'clock noon. 



Heating 
System 

Broadf oot and 
Waugh Houses 



College Use 



Chairman 




^f^ Secretary 



COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MEE TI NG OF T HE TRUSTEES COM MITTEE ON FARM 
llassachusetus Agricultural College, April 13, 1923 



The Committee convened at 12:30 P.M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, presiding. 



PRESENT: 



211 



Indexed 



Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, Rich- 
ardson, and Butterfield. At luncheon 
Professor Foord and the Heads of the 
various Departments in the Division of 
Agriculture were present. 



There was an informal discussion concerning 
various matters of interest in the Division. After lun- 
cheon the Committee inspected the farm and live stock. 

Professor Salisbury reported his recommenda- 
tions concerning the use of the item of $5,000 in the 
legislative appropriation for the replacement of live- 
stock, and after discussion it was 

VOTED: To authorize purchases in accordance with 
the following schedule: 

2 Percheron mares $800-41 ,000 

1 Holstein Bull 750- 1 ,000 

(Preferably less) 

1 Shorthorn Bull ^250 

1 Hereford Bull 250 

1 Southdown Ram 100 - 200 

1 Shropshire Ram 100 - 200 

1 Jersey Bull 

2 Duroc Jersey Sows, bred .. (Next Fall) 



Livestock 
Purchases 



It was 

VOTED: To authorize the purchase of a new Ford car 

for the Farm. Farm Dept. 



Professor Foord presented plans for the tene- 
ment house for v/hich an appropriation of $8,000 has 



rm House 
Plans 



212 



COMMITTEE 



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Farm House 
Plans 



been granted "by the Legislature. After discussion, it 



was 



Use of old 
Parm House 



- 



VOTED : To approve the plans or the farm house, but 
to suggest to the Committee on Buildings 
and Arrangement of Grounds that it would be 
more desirable to -have two separate five 
room houses, one placed near the sheep barn 
for the shepherd, and. the other placed near 
the cattle barn for the herdsman. In case 
only one building can be built , that one 
would be located near the sheep barn. 



It was 



VOTED: 



To 



request the Treasurer and Professor 
Poord to report on the best use to be mi 
of that part of the tenement on Lincoln 
Avenue not destroyed by fire. 



ide 



Chairman 



Secretary 
Pro Tern 






COMMITTEE 



• 



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MINUTE S OF MEETING PP.. SPECIAL COMITTEE OP THE 1 _TRUSTEES 
ON REL ATION OF TRUSTEES AND COMMEI SSI PEER JW EDUCATION 

Boston City Club, Hay 25, 1923 



The committee convened at 1:00 P.M. with Mr. 

Charles A. Gleason serving as chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Gilbert, Smith, 
Wheeler, and Butterfield. 

President Butterfield and Commissioner Smith 
presented their respective views on the question of rela- 
tionships. After discussion, it was agreed that the 
President should outline a plan providing for the desired 
adjustments, either by new legislation or through inter- 
pretation of existing law. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:15 P.M. 



Chairman 



•m m — ■ i 




Secretary 



Lj JL tJ 



Indexed 



Relationships 



214 



COMMITTEE 



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Indexed 



Terras of 
Employment 



M INUTES OF MEETING OF SHECIAL COMMITTEE OF THE TRUST EES 

OH TE RMS OF E M PLOYMENT 
Boston City Club, May 25, 1923. 



The Committee convened at 2:15 P.M. with Mr. 

William Wheeler serving as chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Ellis, Gilbert, 
Gleason, Smith, and Butterf ield. 

After discussion it was 

VOTED : That the President and Commissioner Smith 
present to Mr. Loring of the Commission 
on Administration and Finance, the plan con- 
templated in the "Terms of Employment" pre- 
viously adopted by the Trustees, but now not 
in operation; and in the event of the de- 
sired result not being thus secured, to con- 
sider seeking special legislation in support 
of a plan. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:45 P.M. 



Chairman 




f) 



COMMITTEE 









i 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

MINUTES OF MBETING OF S PECIAL CO MMITTEE OF THE TRUSTEES 

pNOUT-OF-STATE TR AVEL 
Boston City Club, May 25, 1923 

The Committee convened at 4:15 P.M. with Mr. 

Charles A. Gleason serving as chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Gerrett, Gilbert, 
Smith, and Butterfield. 

The President urged the desirability of an 
agreement being reached between the Trustees and the Com- 
mission on Administration and Finance relative to out-of- 
state travel for members of the staff. 

The sentiment of the Committee was in favor of 
allowing out-of-state travel for administrative purposes; 
but no agreement should be made with members of the staff 
relative to the payment of expense incurred for travel on 
account of professional improvement. 

It was agreed that in the near future the prob- 
lem should be stated briefly to Mr. Loring,and that this 
special committee should confer with the Directors rela- 
tive to the operation of the present system. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P.M. 



Chai rman 



(^^jprf*^. 



^Secretary 



215 



Indexed 



Out-of-stati 

Travel 



Administrative 

Purposes 



Professional 
Improvement 



Mr. Loring 



216 



COMMITTEE 



Indexed 



.'-4-. ■ ■■:<%' l 1 : ; :,.;..;'v 

for Research 
Work 



New Positions 



Criticisms of 
-it ion Charges 



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THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 



MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEES 1 COMMITTEE ON 



EXPERIMENT DEPARTMENT 



Boston City Club, May 25, 1923 



The Committee convened at 6:00 P.M. with the 

chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston, presiding. 

PRESEN T: Trustees Preston, Frost, Gilbert, and 

Butterfield. Director Haskell was also 
present. 

By vote the department apportionment for re- 
search work for the current fiscal year, as recommended 
by the Director, was approved. 

On recommendation of the Director, the follow- 
ing new positions in the Experiment Station were ''oy vote 
approved: 

1. Assistant Research Professor of Agronomy, annual 
salary, §2,880. 

2. Assistant Research Professor of Vegetable Garden- 
ing, to be located at the Market Garden Field 
Station, annual salary $2,340. 

3. Investigator at the Cranberry Station, annual 
salary $1,680. 

4. Laboratory Assistant in Pomology, annual salary 
$1,200. 

The Director reported that the Station had 

been criticised for making charges for work which is 

primarily of personal service value, as authorized by 

the Trustees under date of June 27, 1922, and submitted 



COMMITTEE 



THE MASSACHUSETTS AGRICULTURAL COLLEGE 

a letter which he had written to James Campbell of South 
Deerfield, Mass., under date of April 4, 1923, in explana« 
tion and defense of the policy. "By vote, the Committee 
endorsed the present system, and the statement relative 
thereto, as set forth in the Director's letter to James 



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Campbell. 



As recommended by the Director, it was 



VOTED: To approve the following reorganization, 
effective December 1, 1923: 

1. The Research Department of Agriculture, as such, be 
abolished. 

2. The apportionment for maintenance be made to the 
Department of Agronomy, based on the premise that the 
request for the position of Assistant Research Prof es« 
sor of Agronomy be approved, the same representing in 
effect a transfer from the apportionment now made to 
Agriculture and Station Service. 

3. The position of Assistant Research Professor of Agri- 
culture be abolished. 



4, 



The title of E. F. Gaskill be changed to that of 
"Assistant to the Director", with the institutional 
rank of Assistant Professor, and the understanding 
that he is to be in full charge of Station Service. 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that Director 
Haskell be authorized to introduce in the 
Legislature of 1924, an amendment to the 
existing law, reducing the feed brand from 
$20 to $15. 

VOTED : To approve the arrangement reported by the 
Director relative to cooperative work with 
the Crop Protection Institute. 

VOTED: To approve the following new research 
projects: 

Agriculture. Determination of the Effect of Fertilizer on 

Germination of Onion Seed. 
Agronomy. Investigation of the Value of Hubam or Annual 

Sweet Clover as Compared to the Biennial 

Clovers. 



Reorganization 



E. F. Gaskill 



Feed Brand Fee 



Crop Protection 
Institute 



Research 
Projects 



218 



COMMITTEE 



Research 
Projects 



Boston Pood 
Supply Study 



Editorial 
Control 



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Agronomy. Chemistry and Botany cooperating. Tobacco 
Cropping System Investigation. 

Animal Husbandry. Survey of Garbage Feeding Plants in 
Massachusetts. 

Chemistry. Fertiliser Law. Vegetation Test to Study 
Hitrogen Availability of two types of 
Fertilizer (2-8-2 and 2-8-3) from 1922 
Fertilizer Inspection. 

Entomology. Control of Onion Thrips. 

Poultry Husbandry. A genetic study of Rhode Island Red 
Color. 

Poultry Husbandry. Determination of Genetic Laws Govern- 
ing Results in Imbreeding of Poultry. 

Poultry Husbandry. The Hatchability of Eggs. 

Rural Engineering, in cooperation with the Cranberry Sta- 
tion. Testing Low Lift Pumps. 

Veterinary Science. Research in Avian Pathology, "Bac- 
teriophagic Specificity with Special Refer- 
ence to B. Pullorum Infection and Therapeusis. 

VOTED : To refer to Commissioner Gilbert and Director 
Haskell further consideration of the pro- 
posed new project for research studies of 
the Boston Food Supply. 

The Director reported in detail on the policy 

recently pursued by the Commission on Administration and 

Finance, relative to editorial supervision of Experiment 

Station publications. After discussion, and on motion 

of Mr. Frost, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees, that a special 
committee consisting of Mr. Preston, Dr. 
Gilbert, and Director Haskell, be appointed 
to confer with Commissioner Smith, and with 
power to prepare a bill, if such seems to 
them advisable, for consideration by the 
Trustees at the September, 1923, meeting, 
looking for relief from the control above 
referred to through legislative action. 

Meeting adjourned at 7:45 P.M. 

Chairman 



Secretary 



COMMITTEE 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 

- — - — -- — ■ ■ ... -■ — __^__^___ f , , T . | r i r i r ■ w i 

BUILDINGS MP ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 
Boston City Club, June 7, 1923 



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The Committee convened at 2:15 P.M. with the 

chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis . Clark, Preston, Wheeler, 
and Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

Mr. Hoyt presented plans and estimates for en- 
larging the present library building, these plans contem- 

oposed en« 

plating an extension to the south for a stack room, exten- I largement 

I improvements 

sions to the north and to the east to provide adequate 
facilities for seminar rooms and reading rooms, and the 
improvement of the basement. 

Mr. Ritchie submitted tentative plans and es- 
timates for the following: 

1. Building for physical education. 

2. Fireproof dormitory for freshmen. 

3. Enlargement of Clark Hall 

4. One story frame dormitory 

5. Revised estimate of cost of a new library 
building on the basis of plans previously 
submitted. 

Mr. Kenney presented estimates and plans for 

moving the remainder of the Farm House on Lincoln Avenue, 

burned in December, 1922, to a location near the sheep 



Building Plans 

and Estimates 



220 



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COMMITTEE 



Farm House 
Removal and 
Addition 



Construction 



Thompson & 
Speare Co*. 

Chemistry Lab 
Plumbing Con» 

tract 



H.J,, Lyons Co. 



Major Buildin 
Projects 



Consultation 

with Mr* 



Loring 



Tentative 
Budget 

Physical Sdu< 
cation Bldg. 



"barn, and the addition thereto of three rooms, also for 

the construction of a bungalow near the farm barn. It was 

VOTED : To authorize the Treasurer to advertise for 
bids for the moving of the remainder of the 
Farm House from Lincoln Avenue to a location 
near the sheep barn, and the addition theretc 
of three rooms, and for the construction of a 
bungalow near the farm barn. 
1/ 

Mr. Ritchie reported that Thompson and Speare 

Company, plumbing contractors for the Chemistry Laboratory 

had failed and that it would be necessary to re-let the 

contract for the completion of this work; it was 

VOTED : That the Treasurer and Mr. Ritchie represent 
the Trustees in contracting with the Henry 
J. Lyons Company for the completion of the 
plumbing for the Chemistry Laboratory. 

The President submitted a list of projects 
which had been received from various departments for majoi 
buildings and other improvements to be considered in con- 
nection with the legislative budget for 1924. The senti- 
ment of the Committee was in favor of consulting with Mr. 
Loring of the Commission on Administration and Finance 
relative to items for buildings which should be included 
in the next budget , and it was 

VOTED: To request the President to submit a tenta- 
tive proposal for a budget to be considered 
by the Trustees at their meeting June 11th, 
totaling approximately f 250, 000, and includ- 
ing a. sum sufficient to meet one half the 
expense of a building for physical education. 

The Treasurer reported that the deed of gift 



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of the Cornelia Warren Estate had been received "by the 
College and duly filed. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:45 P. M. 

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'hemistry Lab. 
,i.o, at oa 



r ault Doors 



falk north of 
row of trees 



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MINUTES OF THE MEETING O F THE TRUSTEE COM MITTEE ON 
BUILDINGS AND ARRANGEMENT OF GROUNDS 




The Committee convened at 12:45 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Wheeler, 
and Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney was 
also present. 

The Treasurer submitted bids for the installa- 
tion of a power elevator at the new chemistry laboratory 
and it was 

VOTED: To leave with the Treasurer and architect 

with power the acceptance of the most favor- 
able proposal for the installation of the 
elevator. 

The Treasurer also presented bids for the in- 
stallation of the vault doors in the new chemistry labor- 
atory, and it was 

VOTED : To leave with the Treasurer and architect 

with power the acceptance of the most favor- 
able proposal for the installation of the 
vault doors. 

There were presented plans and a memorandum 

from Professor Harrison relative to locating north of the 

row of trees the new walk from the entrance of the campus 

at Pleasant Street and extending in a north-westerly 

direction. Members of the Committee expressed themselves 

in favor of locating the walk north of the row of trees 



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if such can "be done on the appropriation available. After 

discussion it was 

VOTE D: That the Chairman of the Committee, Mr. 

Gerrett, and Mr. Kenney, in cooperation with 
the engineer of the State Department of 
Public Works and Professor Harrison consider 
the desirability and the cost of the alter- 
native plan proposed; that the estimated ex- 
pense be communicated to members of this 
Committee; that an informal expression of 
opinion by mail be secured from the Committee; 
and that the final decision as to location of 
the walk be based on their replies thus re- 
ceived. 

It was 

VOTED : To instruct the Secretary of the Board of 
Trustees to call a special meeting of the 
Board in Boston at 9:00 A.M., July 28, 1923, 
for the purpose of considering the budget for 
special appropriations for 1924. 

On invitation, Mr. Loring, Chairman of the Com- 
mission on Administration and Finance, met with the Com- 
mittee to consider the budget for special legislative 
appropriations in 1924. Mr. Loring expressed the opinion 
that a building for physical education should be the next 
major building for which the Trustees might well ask the 
Legislature, but in view of the prevailing high cost of 
construction, he would advise against making such a re- 
quest in 1924. He further suggested that requests for 
special appropriations for 1924 be submitted for only such 
projects as may be regarded as necessities, also that the 
projects as finally submitted by the Trustees should be 
listed in the order of preference. 



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Ik north of 

Row of Trees 



Special meeting 
of the Trustee? 



eting with 

. Loring 



Physical Educa- 
tion Building 



. Loring 1 s 
Suggestions 



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The Committee agreed that the President should 
revise the list of major projects for which legislative 
appropriation in 1924 may he asked and that the Committee 
should meet again in Boston on the evening of July 27th. 

Meeting adjourned at 3:40 P.M. 

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Secretary 



Note: 



The Secretary was instructed to call the special 
meeting of the Trustees in Amherst, July 28, 1923 
instead of in Boston, as stated in the foregoing 
records. 

The place of the meeting of the Building Commit- 
tee on July 27 , 1923 should be stated as Amherst 
instead of Boston. 



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BUILDINGS A ND A RRANGEM ENT . Og_GROUIjgS 
President's Office, Amherst, Mass., July 27,1923. 



Farmhouse and 
Bungalows , 
Construction o; 



The Committee convened at 5:35 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Preston, 

and President Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

The Treasurer presented revised plans and es- 
timates for the construction of a two tenement farmhouse 
and for the construction of tv/o "bungalows utilizing the 
remaining portion of the farmhouse on Lincoln Avenue. 

It was 

VOTED : To leave to Mr. Bowditch, Mr. Gerrett, and 
the Treasurer, with power, the decision as 
to the use which should he made of the 
appropriation of $8,000 for a farmhouse, 
also the location of same, and the utiliza- 
tion of the remainder of the farmhouse on 
Lincoln Avenue. 

It was 

VOTED : To approve the extra allowances to the con- Chemistry 

tractor of the Chemistry Laboratory, amount- Extra allowance 
ing to $509. in accordance with the schedule N Contractor 
submitted by the architect to the Treasurer 
under date of July 21, 1923. 

The Treasurer reported that in accordance with 
the opinions expressed by mail by a majority of the Com- 
mittee, the new road had been located midway between the 



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Walk north of 
row of trees 



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Budget for 
Special 
Appropriati ons 



row of trees on Olmsted Road, and that the walk had been 
located north of the row of trees. 

Mr. Ellis read a letter from Putnam & Cox of 
Boston expressing their desire to be considered for future 
architectural services at the College. 

The budget?' for special appropriations for 1924 

was discussed in detail, and it was 

VOTED: To submit the following budget to the 
Trustees for their approval: 



1. Tunnel for steam line from Power Plant to 

2. Horticultural Manufactures Laboratory and 

3. "^Miscellaneous buildings and improvements in 

accordance with schedule below ............ 

4. Addition to Rural Engineering Building, one 

6. Buildings for M. G. Field Station at Waltham . 



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^39, 000. 

60,000. 

34,650. 

17,500. 
10,000. 
25,000. 



#186,150. 



^-Miscellaneous Buildings and Improvements 



1. Tobacco barn, Brooks Farm ........... $5,000. 

2. Tillson Farm: house for foreman, shop 

3. Buildings at the farm: calf barn, 

piggery, storage, and granary .... 10,000. 

4. Head House for Agronomy Greenhouse . • 2,650. 

5. Culvert over brook in ravine for coal 

6. Land for cranberry station at Wareham 1,000. 

7. Storage for winter vegetables ....... 3,000. 

8. Fencing fruit plantation 3,000. 

9. Vault , basement of Library 2,000. 

$34,650. 



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VOTED: To defer consideration of the project for a 
Poultry Building until further information 
was available. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:20 P. M. 



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Building 




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Indexed 



Market Garden 
Field Station 
Policy 

Extension Ser- 
vice Staff 



Budget 



Regulations of 
Commission on 
Admi ni s trati o n 
and Finance 



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EXTENSION SERVICE 



Boston City Club, September 14, 1923 



The Committee convened at 10:30 A. 



In the 



absence of Mr. Howe, Dr. Davis R. Dewey served as Chair- 



man . 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Dewey, Ellis, Frost, Gilbert, and 
Butterfield. Director Y/illard was also 
present. 



The Committee considered the budget for legis- 
lative appropriation for Extension Service in 1924. 
It was 

VOTED : That at an early date there be a conference 

between the Trustees Committees on Experiment 
Department and Extension Service, to consider 
the future policy in the development of the 
Market Garden Field Station. 

Director Willard discussed various contemplated 
reassignments of work within the Extension Service staff. 

After consideration of the details of the budget 

it was 

VOTED : To approve the budget as amended, totalling 
approximately $96,350, as the State appro- 
priation for Extension Service in 1924. 

Director Willard discussed the effect upon the 
activities of the Extension Service by the existing regu- 
lations of the Commission on Administration and Finance 
concerning printing, the restrictions on out of state 



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travel, and cooperation with other State Departments. 

It was 

VOTED : That the Chairman of this Committee and Dir- 
ector Willard arrange for familiarizing the 
Committee with the field work of the Exten- 
sion Service. 

The meeting adjourned at 12:15 P. M. 



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Chai rman 



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Pi eld Work 




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Conference 
with Graduate 
Staff 

Advanced 

Degree 
Deferred 



Advanc ed 
Degrees 

Endorsed 



Short Course 
Budget 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OP TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON 



COURSE OP STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, September 14, 1925 



The Committee convened at 12:30 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Dewey, Gannon, 
Gilbert, and Butterfield. Dean Lewis, 
Director Marshall, and Director Phelan 
were also present. 

Director Marshall reviewed the recommendations 
of the graduate staff concerning the granting of profes- 
sional degrees. After discussion, it was 

VOTED: That a conference be held by this Committee 

and the graduate staff, concerning the grant- 
ing of professional degrees. 

VOTED: To defer consideration of the recommendation 
of the graduate staff that courses be ap- 
proved leading to the degree of Doctor of 
Agriculture in the Department of Agronomy. 

VOTED: To endorse the recommendation of the graduate 
staff that courses be approved leading to the 
degrees of Doctor of Philosophy, in the De- 
partment of Agronomy; Doctor of Philosophy 
and Master of Science in the Department of 
Pomology. 

Director Phelan presented the budget for Short 

Course expenditures for 1924; it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees the 
budget as presented for Short Course expendi- 
tures for 1924. 

The President presented the estimates for expen- 



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ditures on College account for 1924; it was 

VOTED : To authorize the continued utilization of a 
part of Mr. Redman's time as Supervisor of 
the Course in Freshman Agriculture, during 
the ensuing year, and to include an item of 
$3,000 in the Instruction "budget to meet the 
expense of this transfer. 



VOTED: 



To request the President and Dean to revise 
the list of new positions as submitted in the 
"budget; and report to the Trustees at their 
meeting September 15th. 



VOTED: 



To recommend the "budget for instruction, 
amended, for 1924. 



as 



Meeting adjourned at 3:10 P. M. 



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Mr. Redman, as 
Supervisor of 
Course in 
Freshman Agri- 
culture 



New Positions 



Instruction 
Budget 



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Major Projects 
Expenditures 



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imTU EES OF THE MEETING OP TH E_TRU STEE COMMITTEE ON 

BUILDI NGS AND ARRANGEMENT OP G ROUNDS 

Boston City Club, September 14, 1923 



The Committee convened at 3:15 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Gerrett, Preston, 

V/heeler, and Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

Treasurer Kenney reported on the expenditures to 
date on the various appropriations for major projects in 
1923. 

Treasurer Kenney also reported on the deed trans- 

rren ferring to the Commonwealth for the use of the Massachu- 
Estate - Deed 

setts Agricultural College, a portion of the Cornelia War- 



Bills 

J.H.Ritchie 

C.P.Hoyt 



Microbiology 

Laboratory 

Claims 



ren Estate at Waltham. 

Treasurer Kenney presented bills from J. H. 

Ritchie and C. P. Hoyt for services rendered in preparing 

architects 1 plans for a gymnasium, a dormitory, and for 

remodelling the present library building. It was 

VOTED: That if funds are available at the close of 
the current fiscal year, such funds be used 
to meet these obligations. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the payment of claims on account 
of the construction of the Microbiology lab- 
oratory, for which an appropriation was made 



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in 1915, in accordance with the recommenda- 
tion of the State Attorney General. 



Lleeting adjourned at 5:50 P. M. 




Chairman 



Secretary 



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Indexed 



Pood Supply 
Studies 



Peed and Fertil- 
iser Control 



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Boston City Club, September 14, 1923 



The Committee convened at 4:30 P. H. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles H. Preston, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Preston, Gilbert, Pollard, and 
Butter field. Dean Lev/is and Director 
Haskell were also present. 

It was 

VOTED: To accept the recommendation of Director 
Haskell that the outline submitted by Dr. 
McPall for Boston Pood Supply studies be 
accepted in principle as the outline for 
(distribution and marketing) research work 
by all state and government agencies working 
in Massachusetts; in effect, as the State 
program; but that the specific pieces of 
research work undertaken by the Station 
(under this program) should be those agreed 
upon by the State Commissioner of Agricul- 
ture and the Director, as ones which properly 
differentiate between what is in reality a 
part of the State regulatory work, and what 
may properly classify as basic research in 
agricultural economics. 

Director Haskell reported that he and Commis- 
sioner Gilbert request that the question of the proposed 
transfer of Peed and Fertilizer control from the Experi- 
ment Station to the State Department of Agriculture, be 
carried as unfinished business, until such time as they 
may present to the Trustees a detailed plan for the trans- 
fer of these regulatory activities. 



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Director Haskell presented the "budget for Ex- 
periment Station expenditures for 1924. It was 

VOTED : To endorse the salary increases for members 
of the Experiment Station staff, and the 
list of new positions, as submitted in the 
"budget. 

VOTED : To approve the schedule, as amended, for 
maintenance of the Experiment Station, as 
included in the "budget. 

VOTED : To approve as submitted by Director Haskell 
the appropriations for the execution in 1924 
of the Dairy Law, Feed Law, Fertilizer Law, 
and Poultry Disease Elimination Law. 

VOTED : To endorse the salary increases submitted by 
Director Haskell for members of the Control 
Service staff. 

VOTED : To approve as submitted by Director Haskell, 
the budget for the maintenance in 1924 of 
the Market Garden Field Station 



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Hew Positions 



Budget 

Exp. Station 



Control Lav/s 



Salary Increas 
Control Servic< 



Budget 

Market Garden 
Field Station 



VOTED : To approve of the Experiment Station joining 

the Connecticut Valley Tobacco Association, Conn. Valley 
subject to the approval of the Commission on 
Administration and Finance, and of the 
Attorney General. 

Director Haskell presented a draft of a proposed 

bill to be introduced into the Legislature of 1924, pro- Commission oi 

Food Supply 
viding for the appointment of a commission to study the 

problem of the food supply of Massachusetts. 

It was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees the approval of Exp. Station 
the plan of the Experiment Station partici- 
pating in the study of the Massachusetts 
Food Supply. 

Meeting adjourned at 5:50 P. M. 



Chairman 




Secretary 



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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



Automobi le 
Rate 



Purchase of 
Trucks and 
Touring Gars 



Correspondence 
Courses. Fee 
for veterans 

Asst. to 

Treasurer 



Expenditures 



Credit in 
excess of $10. 



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MINUTES O F MEE TIN G OP TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
Boston City Club, September 14, 1923 



The Committee convened at 6:30 P. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis, Pollard, 
and Butterfield. Dean Lev/is and Treasurer 
Kenney were also present. 

Treasurer Kenney reported that the rate of com- 
pensation for personally owned automobiles when used in 
State service, had been reduced to six cents per mile. 
Directors Haskell and Willard explained the effect upon 
their work of this ruling. It was 

VOTED: That in case a hearing on this ruling is held 
before the Governor, this institution be 
represented by a committee to be designated 
by the President. 



VOTED: 



VOTED 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



VOTED: 



That there be added to the legislative budget 
for 1924, an amount sufficient to purchase 
three trucks and two touring cars for use 
at the institution. 

That the regular fee be charged for veterans 
enrolling in correspondence courses offered 
by the Extension Service. 

To establish the position of Assistant to 
the Treasurer. 

To leave to the President, the Dean, and the 
Treasurer, with power, the question of ex- 
penditures by departments during the last 
months of the fiscal year. 

That credit in excess of $10 be extended to 
parties making purchases from the College, 
only with the approval of the Treasurer. 




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coal. 



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Treasurer Kenney reported on the purchase of 



The budget for current maintenance for 1924 was 



237 




considered, and it was 

VOTED: To refer the "budget to the Trustees without 
recommendation. 

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 P. M. 



Chairman 




Secretary 



Goal 



Budget , Current 
Maintenance 



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COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



"Objectives of 
Extension Work" 



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EXTENSION SERVICE 



n f ni»i iii . -eri 



Boston City Club, January 3, 1924 



Out-of-state 
travel for 
Extension 

V/orkers 

U.S.D.A, 



The Committee convened at 11:15 A, M. In the 

absence of Mr, Howe, Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch was chosen 

to serve as chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gilbert, and 
Butter field. Dean Lewis and Director 
V/illard were also present. 

Director Willard presented a memorandum defining 

the "Objectives of Extension Work"; this was discussed at 

length. He also presented and the Committee discussed the 

following topics: 

Legal basis of Extension work and cooperation with 

the U.S.D.A. 
Policy pursued relative to the development of the 

professional staff at the College and in the 

counties. 
Salary standards and control thereof. 
Limitation on out-of-state travel for extension 

workers. 
Restrictions on printing of bulletins. 
Administration of the Market Garden Pield Station. 
Trustee inspection of extension work. 

On motion of Dr. Gilbert, it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that requests 

for out-of-state travel for Extension Service 
workers, for attendance at conferences of ad- 
ministrators and specialists called by the 
U.S.D.A., or for purposes in support of regu- 
larly approved projects, expenses of which 
may legally be financed from Federal funds, 



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be referred with power to the President, the 
Treasurer, and the Director of the Extension 
Service. 

On motion of Mr. Ellis, it was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that they in- 
spect the Extension work in the field, when- 
ever occasion for so doing is presented to 
them "by the Director. 

Meeting adjourned at 12:35 P.M. 



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Ghai rman 




Secretary 



239 



Inspection of 
Extension Work 
by Trustees 



240 



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Indexed 



Road 

Construe tion 
On Campus 



Treasurer's 
Report 

Special 
Appropriations 



Department of 

Physical 

Education 



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MINUTES 03? THE MEETING OF THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH 

buildings and arrangement Off GROUNDS 

Boston City Club, January 3, 1924 



The Committee convened at 12:45 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. George H. Ellis, presiding. 

PRESENT ; Trustees Ellis, Bacon, Clark, Gerrett, 
Wheeler, and Butterfield. Dean Lewis, 
Treasurer Kenney, Prof. Hicks, and Mr. 
Ritchie were also present. 

The President reported the proposal for the con- 
struction of various types of road construction for the 
campus as prepared "by Mr. L. R. Sellew of the Division of 
Highways of the State Department of Public Works. After 
discussion it was 

VOTED : To authorize the President to secure estim- 
ates of cost of the program of road con- 
struction as submitted. 

The Treasurer reported on expenditures of the 

various special appropriations of 1923 as follows: 

Chemistry laboratory 

Tillson Farm improvements 

Service buildings, Division of Horticulture 

Farm House 

Roads and walks . 

Professor Hicks presented and discussed plans 

for the development of equipment for the Department of 

Physical Education, summarized as follows: 



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Physical Education Building 

Service Lines, Physical Education Building 
Equipment, Physical Education Building ... 
Land, Physical Education Building ........ 

Women ' s Gymnasium 

Equipment, Women's Gymnasium 

General Pi eld Equipment 

Remodelling present Drill Hall 

Grading Hew Athletic Field areas 

Improvement of new area 

Drainage of new area 

Development of grounds adjacent to Physi- 
cal Education Building 



A 



pproaclies, Gate Ticket Houses 



$350,000 
18,000 
16,092 
10,000 
15,000 

1,500 
10,200 

5,000 
38,050 

6,500 

3,290 

4,500 
6,000 



$484,112 



The Treasurer asked the advice of the Committee 

as to the payment of "bills incurred by J. H. Ritchie and Payment of 

i Bills 



241 



G. P. Hoyt in preparing architect's plans for certain 

"buildings, and it was 

VOTED: To authorize the payment of the following 
bills from the current appropriation of 
1924: 

For library plans $1 , 446 . 37 

For dormitory plans 564.35 

For gymnasium plans 323.30 

Meeting adjourned at 2:10 P. M. 



Ghai rman 




Secretary 



J.H.Ritchie 
G. P. Hoyt 



242 



COMMITTEE 

Indexed 



E.. T.Montague 
Salary Increase 



Sale of Milk 
to Staff 



Rental of Land, 
W. H.Harrison, 
Poultry Dept. 



Purchase of 
Live Stock 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES COMMITT EE ON FARM 

l..-i j j ! ■*!■ ■-■ !!■ ■ ■ -■ ■ ■ t - - ~ — r ~ ■ ■ i '— -■—-—• — - — - - — .a, m j » ^i ■,■■»- i a wm i m m ■■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ 

Boston City Club, January 3, 1924 



The Committee convened at 3:35 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Nathaniel I. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, Gil - 
"bert, Richardson, and Butterfield. Pro- 
fessor Eoord was also present. 

Professor Eoord reported .that E. J. Montague, 

farm superintendent, is considering a position elsewhere, 

and after discussion it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the salary 
of E. J. Montague be increased to $2,500 per 
year effective June 1, 1924. 

On motion of Dr. Gilbert, it was 

VOTED : That milk sold to members of the staff be 
charged for at the going wholesale rate. 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that twelve 

acres of land, more or less, be rented from 
Walter H.Harrison, at pji annual rental not 
to exceed $70 for use by the Department of 
Poultry Husbandry. 

Professor Eoord reported on the purchase of 
live stock from the special appropriation of 1923 made 
for this purpose. 

Meeting adjourned at 4:30 P. M. 

Chai rman 




r_Secretary 



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M INUTES OF MEETING OP TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON FINANCE 
Boston City Club, January 3, 1924 



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The Committee convened at 4:35 P.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Charles A. Gleason, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Pollard, Richardson, and Butterfield. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 



On motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 



VOTED: 



That the regulations prescribed by the State 
Comptroller for the use of personally owned 
automobiles supersede those promulgated by 
the Trustees at a previous date. 



VOTED: 



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Automobile 
Regulations 



That from September, 1923, the standard rate 

of pay for student labor be 30 cents per hour; Student 

that the maximum rate be 40 cents per hour 

and that rates in excess of the standard be 

approved in advance by the Treasurer; and 

that with the approval of the President, 

students doing highly specialized work may 

be paid a maximum of 50 cents per hour. 



VOTED: 



That §25 be used from the income of the 
Sessions fund for the purchase of new cuts 
for the Boys' Cajnp circulars. 



In consideration of the additional duties as- 
sumed by C. A. Jewett, Superintendent of Buildings, occa- 
sioned by the leave of absence granted Mr. Butterworth, 
the engineer, and on motion of Mr. Clark, it was 

VOTED : That from January 1, 1924, Mr. Jewett be 

allowed the use of his house without payment 
of rent. 

On motion of Mr. Bowditch it was 



Purchase of 
Boys • Camp 
Ci rculars 



C. A. Jewett 



Use of House 



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J. D.W.French 

Fund 

Student Stock 

Judging Team 

National Dairy 

Show 



Treasurer's 
Report 



Special 
Appropriations 



Frank Gerrett, 

Assistant 

Auditor 



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VOTED ; To use such of the income from the J.D.Y/. 
French Fund a.s is necessary for the annual 
expenses of the student Stock Judging team, 
accompanied by an instructor, to compete 
at the national Dairy Show or at the National 
Live Stock Show. 

The Treasurer presented reports covering the fol- 
lowing for the fiscal year ended November 30, 1923: 

Dining Hall account. 

Goal used in 1923, cost, and requirements for 1924 

Massachusetts Agricultural Club Fund 

D. K« Bangs Fund 

Annual Report 

The annual report of the Treasurer was by vote 

approved and recommended to the Trustees for acceptance. 

It was 

VOTED: To authorize the payment to Mr. Frank 

Gerrett of $100 annually in 1923 and 1924 
for services as assistant auditor. 

Meeting adjourned at 6:00 P.M. 




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MINUTES OP THE MEETING OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON BUILDINGS 



AND ARRANGEMENT OP GROUNDS 



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The Committee convened at 12:45 P. M. Until the 

arrival of Mr. Ellis, Mr. Gerrett by vote, served as 

Chai rman . 

PRESENT : Trustees Ellis, Clark, Gerrett, Preston, 
Wheeler and President Butterfield. 
Treasurer Kenney was also present. 

Mr. Kenney presented plans indicating the 

proposed use of the appropriation of $1,000 granted by 

the Legislature of 1924 for the construction of new walks. 

After discussion it was 

VOTED: To refer the expenditure of this appropriation 
to Messrs. Ellis, Gerrett, and Kenney with 
power. 

The President read a letter from Dr. Gage 
suggesting that the Veterinary Laboratory be called Paige 
Hall instead of Paige Laboratory as previously voted by 
the Trustees. This matter Y/as referred to the Trustees 
without recommendation from the Committee. 

Mr. Kenney presented plans for the construction 
of the Head -house for the greenhouse now utilized by the 
Department of Agronomy for which an appropriation of 
$2,650 has ''oeen made by the Legislature of 1924 and it was 



Appropriation 

f o r new walks 



Paige Lab 



Appropriation 
for head-house 
for .greenhouse 



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VOTED : To authorize the construction of the Head- 
house on the basis of plans and estimates of 
cost submitted. 

Mr. Kenney presented plans and estimates for the 



construction of a tobacco barn, an appropriation of $3,000 
for which has been made by the Legislature of 1924 and it 



was 

VOTED^ To leave the construction of the tobacco barn, 
with power, to Mr. Kenney and Director 
Haskell. 

Mr. Kenney presented plans and estimates of cost 

*for the addition to the Rural Engineering Building for 

which an appropriation of $15,000 has been made by the 

Legislature of 1924 and it was 

VOTED : To approve the plans as submitted and to 

authorize the construction of the addition, 
under the direction of Mr. Kenney and 
Professor Gunness. 



♦ Kenney reported on the use of land by the 
Use of land for 

State Pore: | State Department of Conservation for a State Forest 
Nursery 

Nursery and after discussion it was 



Future policy 
of developing 
State Forest 
Nursery on 
College land. 



VOTED : 



To recommend to the Trustees that a special 
Committee consisting of the Chairmln of the 
Committees on Buildings and Arrangement of 
Grounds, Experiment Department, and Farm, be 
requested to consult with members of the staff 
affected by this arrangement, and with the 
Commissioner of Conservation relative to the 
future policy of developing and maintaining a 
State Forest ITursery on land owned by the 
assachusetts Agricultural College. 



Mr. Kenney presented a report on the expenditures 

to March 1, 1924 on the construction of the Chemistry 
for Chemistry 

Laboratory and stated that the heating contractor has asked 



Laboratory 



for an opportunity to present to the Committee on this day, 
Re-iraburs ementl 

for delay in a claim for re-imbursement for losses alleged to have been 

completing 

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incurred on account of delay of the general contractor in 
completing the building. 

The President presented a report from the 
committee appointed to consider necessary rules and 
regulations pertaining to the protection of property and 
traffic on the grounds of the College and after discussion 
it was 



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Protection of 
property and 
traffic on 

campus 



VOTED: 



To recommend to the Trustees the adoption of 
the plan proposed "by this Committee with the 
following provisions: 



1. That all rules made by the 

Commission to be appointed under 
this plan, be subject to the approval 
of the President. 



Provisions for 

traffic rules 
and protection 
of property 



2. That the discipline of college 

students other than that involved by 
their violating State law be retained 
by the Dean. 

It was agreed that this Committee should meet in 
Amherst at 8:30 A. M. I^Iay 15th to consider projects for 
special legislative appropriation in 1925. 

Representatives of Walworth-English-Flett, heat- 
ing contractors for the Chemistry Building appeared before 
the Committee and presented a claim totalling $4, 189.50 
representing the alleged loss to them on account of the 
delay on the part of the general contractor in completing 
the construction of the Chemistry Laboratory. Mr. James H. 
Ritchie and a representative of French and Hubbard, 
engineers for the building were also present. 

After discussion, in executive session, the 
Committee 



Projects for 
special legis- 
lative appro- 
priation, 1925 



Walworth- 

! English, -Fie tt 

laim, heating 
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VOTED : To instruct the Treasurer to notify the 

representatives of Walworth-English-Plett, 
that in view of the specifications of the 
contract and in view of the lack of 
authority of the Trustees to modify this 
contract, favorable consideration cannot 
"be given to the claim set up for extra 
compensation in the execution of the 
heating contract for the Chemistry 
Laboratory. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:50 P. M. 



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MINUTES OF MEETING OF TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON 



COURSE OF STUDY AND FACULTY 



Prrker House, Boston, March 27, 1924 



The Committee convened at 4:45 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Y/illiam '^heeler, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Dewey, Gilbert, Smith and 
President Butterfield. Dean Lewis, 
Professor Hicks, Professor Welles and Miss 
Skinner were also present. 

The President stated that the purpose of the 

meeting is to consider enlarging the scope of the College 

through various courses which will be described by 

members of the staff present; in accordance therewith, 

the following plans were briefly presented: 

1. Course in Home Economics designed primarily 
to train home-makers . 



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College 



Home Economics 



Function of 

the College 



Miss Skinner stated that the program presented 
could be fully carried out with two additional instructors. 

2. The President stated that the College could 

function more completely as a food supply institution by 

adding one teacher in Business Administration and by 

enlarging the work of the Experiment Station and 

Extension Service. 

5. Course in General Science. 

General 
Dean Lewis presented an outline of a course in Science cours 



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General Science constructed from the courses now offered, 
indicating that no additional teachers would be necessary 
to carry out the objectives of this course. 

4. Training of Teachers of Science. 
Professor Y/elles presented an outline of a course 

designed to train teachers of science for High Schools, this 
course "being a combination of courses already offered; he 
stated that no additional teachers would be required. 

5. Training of Teachtrs of Athletics for High 
Schools. 

Professor Hicks outlined a proijosed course for 
the training of teachers of athletics, involving courses 
now given and a number of new courses to be organized with- 
in his Department. He stated that these plans cannot be 
carried out unless a gymnasium and other equipment for his 
Department are made available. Additional instructors will 
also be required. 

The President read a questionnaire which he had 
recently sent to a limited number of high school principals 
in Massachusetts asking their opinion concerning certain 
modifications in the course of study at M. A. C, and as to 
changes in entrance requirements to the College. He also 
presented a digest of the replies received to' these letters 

In executive session these projects were 

discussed at length and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the 

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as funds permit, work in Home Economics as 
a training for ho me -making. 

Miss Skinner was requested to re -state the 
objectives of the course in terms of preparation primarily 
for home-making. 

It was 

VOTED: To refer the other proposals made for the 

modification of the courses of study, to the 
President for further study and for a more 
definite statement and recommendation to the 
Trustees as to the main issues involved in 
these proposed expansions. 

The President reported that the Massachusetts 
Society for the Promotion of Agriculture had offered for 
the next college year, $1,000 to he awarded as scholarships 
to students in Agriculture and Horticulture. He also report 
ed a bequest of $25,000 from the estate of the late 
Frederick G. Crane of Dalton, the income of which is to he 
used for the assistance of needy students at M. A. 0. 

The President read a request from Director John 

Phelan for a leave of absence on full pay for six months 

from October 1, 1924 and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees, that subject to 
the approval of the Governor, a leave of 
absence be granted to Director John Phelan for 
six months from October 1, 1924 on full pay. 

It was 

VOTED: That for the Legislature of 1925 there be 
prepared a bill seeking permission for the 
Trustees to grant leaves of absences for 
members of the staff having rendered long 
service for the College. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P. 1.1. 



Work in 

Home Economics 

Objectives of 
the course 



Study of 
other proposal 



ss . Society 
for Promotion 
of Agriculture 
scholarships 



Bequest of 
F, G. Crane, 
Dalton 



Director 
Phelan, lea v. 
of absence 



Chairman 



Leaves of 
absence for 
long service 



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Committee on 
Campus Labor 



Unskilled 
labor 



1925 expenditures !• 
for producing 
departments 



1923 

expenditures 

Producing dept 
1916-1924 



1924 apportion- 
ment for produc- 
ing departments 



Over-draft 
of the Farm 



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MINU TES OF JOINT MEETING Qg ,_TIffl TRUSTEES 
COMMITTEES ON F ARM AND HORTICULTURE 
President's Office, Amherst, April 1, 1924 



The Committee convened at 9:10 A. M. President 

Butt erf i eld, by vote, was chosen Chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Frost, Clark, Ellis, Gerrett, 

Richardson and President Butterfield. Dean 
Lewis, Treasurer Kenney, Professor Waugh and 
Professor Foord were also present* 

In accordance with the recommendation of the 

Committee on Campus Labor, it was 

VOTED: That authorization be requested from the 

Commission on Administration and Finance to 
establish, a maximum rate of #4*00 per day for 
unskilled temporary labor during the coming 
season. 

The President submitted the following memoranda: 

Analysis of apportionment and expenditures for pro 
ducing departments in 1923. 

2. Analysis of apportionment and expenditures for 
other departments in 1923. 

3. Analysis of apportionment and expenditures of pro-, 
ducing departments from 1916 to 1924. 

After discussion it was 

VOTED : That an apportionment of $120*300 be made for 
the producing departments in 1924 and that 
this amount be distributed to the various 
departments on approximately the same basis as 
their apportionment of 1923. 



The Committee discussed at length, methods for 
reducing the gross expenditures of the Farm and particularly 
the question of preventing an over-draft in the current 
apportionment., It was agreed that while the gross 



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apportionment might not be reduced, there should be no 

over-draft in apportionment as finally made ; in order to 

insure no over-draft in apportionment, it was agreed that 

there should be, as soon as possible, a reduction in the 

number of animals kept in each of the" dairy breeds. 

The Farm Committee 

VOTED : That in view of the agreement with the 

Commission on Administration and Finance, the 
salary of E. J. Montague should be $2,250 per 
year, effective June 1, 1924 . 

The question of charging house rent to Mr. Smith 

and Mr. Hescock who are to occupy the bungalows recently 

constructed near the sheep barns, v;as discussed at length 

and it was 



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Reduction in 
number of each 
breed 



E. J. Montagu* 
salary 



Rent of 
Mr . Smi th and 
Hescock 



To refer to Mr. Ellis and Mr. Richardson with - + , 

_ 4.-, . • ^4.1 j. j? 4. -U Rent and wage 

power, the question of the payment of rent by « ,, QQra 

Messrs. Smith and Hescock and also the question avv , n - +T ' 

~ . ., « j, -, ^ . . bmitn ana 

of increasing the wages of these employees, it TT e <=cock 

being understood that this Committee will 

consult with the Commission on Administration 

and Finance ♦ 

Professor Foord was authorized to assure Mr. 
Smith and Mr. Hescock that the Trustees will endeavor to 
secure an increase in their salary and that house rent will 
probably be charged them. 

Professor Foord submitted the crop and fertilizer 
schedule for 1924 which, by vote, was approved. 

The Earm Committee discussed the advisability of 

t> j, T-i.ai4.n- -, .o-u * -4. Prof. Foord 1 

Professor Foord ! s taking a leave of absence for approximate- 1n ^ Tr ^ 

JLGcLYCr 01 

*"* V) '-^ p >i o p 

ly six months from April 1st, as voted by the Trustees under 
date of September 15, 1923, It was the unanimous opinion 



Crop and 
fertilizer 

schedule 



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of the Committee that Professor Foard should take this 
leave of absence and that the President should make such 
adjustments as are necessary for carrying on responsibili- 
ties that are now assigned to Professor Foord. 

At 11:15 A. M. The Committee adjourned for 
inspection of the farm* 

At luncheon the joint committee discussed the 
policy which should be pursued in retaining the State 
Forest ITursery on the College grounds and it was the 
opinion of this Committee that the State Forest Nursery 
should be continued on land owned by the College, subject 
to a satisfactory adjustment being made by the Department 
of Conservation so that hours and rate of pay of labor 
employed on the State Forest ITursery will not place the 
College at a disadvantage in employing labor of a similar 



type . 



The meeting adjourned at 1:10 P. Iff. 



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Comptroller's Office, State House, Boston 
May 8, 1924, at 10:30 A. M. 



Handling ol 

accounts 



PRESENT : Trustees Gleason, Richardson, Bowditch, 

Clark and Smith; Comptroller McCormick of 
the Commission on Administration and Finance 
and Treasurer Kenney. 

The Treasurer made a recommendation in regard to 

the handling of the accounts as outlined in the Comptroller's 

statement before the full Board of Trustees April 18. After 

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some discussion, it was agreed "between the Comptroller and 

the Committee that the following suggestions be adopted: 

1. That the College will pay as heretofore all 
bills for personal service, all travel, all freight, 
and express bills, all post-office bills, all milk 
bills, and all small sundry bills where it is more 
convenient to pay cash than to have bills rendered. 

2. Send schedules each day to the Commissioner of Discount bills 
Education, including discount and all other bills. 

3. The schedules to be sworn to and approved by 
the Treasurer or the Assistant to the Treasurer. 



Bills 



4. The auditors to meet the third day of each 
month to examine the bills and certify to the 
schedules that have been sent down during the 
previous month. 

5. Any corrections or changes desired by the 
auditors will be immediately reported to the Commis- 
sioner of Education, and such changes or corrections 
will be made promptly. 



Auditors 



Changes or 
corrections 



6. Chairman Gleason called the attention of the 
Comptroller to the balance carried by the Commonwealth First Nat. 
in the First National Bank of Amherst, and sugges ted Bank Amherst- 
that no change be made in the amount of this balance. 



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Comptroller McCormick stated that no change would be 
made until after a very thorough investigation, and 
that an ample balance would always be carried to care 
for the accounts to be paid at the College. 

The meeting adjourned. 

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Secretary, Pro tern 



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MINUTES OE THE MEETING OF TIES TRUSTEES COMMITTEE 
OH BUI LDINGS AMD AR RANGEMEN T OF GRO UNDS 
President's Office, Amherst, Mass., May 15, 1924 at 8:30 A.M 



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PRESENT: Trustees Ellis, Clark^Gerrett, Preston and 

Butterfield. Treasurer Kenney and Dean Lewis 
were also present. 

The Committee considered various projects for 
special legislative appropriation in 1925, these "being ex- 
plained by the Heads of the various departments presenting 
them. 



Improved roads 
and walks 



Professor Waugh and Mr. Dickinson submitted plans 

for the development of improved roads and walks on the 

campus, these plans having been prepared in consultation 

with a representative of the State Department of Public 

Works ; it was 

VOTED : To approve and to recommend to the Trustees 

the plan as presented, for the cL evelopment of 
roads and walks on the College estate. 

Mr. Kenney reported that Mr. Thomas P. Butterworth 

Engineer, expects to be retained permanently in the service &• 

Butterworth 

of the State Department of Administration and Finance and 
presented Mr. Bovenci as a candidate for the vacancy thus 
created. 

In connection with the project for the establish- 
ment of a training home for women students it was 



Mr. Bovenci 



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Training home 
fcr women stud 



ehts 



Phys. Ed, 
equipment 



Accommodations 
for State 
Police 



Farm garage 



Egg Laying 
contest 



VOTED : To request Miss Skinner to study this problem 
further, to consider the use of the Experiment 
Station farm-house, and to report at a later 
meeting of the Committee, 



Special 
projects 



Professor Hicks presented plans and estimates for 
the complete equipment for the Department of Physical 
Education. 

The Committee discussed the possibility of 
furnishing accommodations for the State Police now located 
in this district, also the possibility of furnishing 
stable accommodations for the horses used by the same. 

In connection with the project for a garage at 

the Earm, it was 

VOTED: To request Professor Foord to secure estimates 
on the cost of a six-car garage and to report 
to the Committee at a subsequent date. 

In connection with "the project submitted by 
Professor Graham for an appropriation to provide equip- 
ment necessary to conduct an egg laying contest, it was 

VOTED: That a special Committee of three be appointed 
to consult with Professor Graham and the 
Massachusetts Poultrymen ! s Association, to 
ascertain the extent to which the latter will 
co-operate in developing plans for such a 
project. 

At 12:10 P. M. the Committee adjourned for 
luncheon and for inspection of the various special pro- 
jects under consideration. 

The Executive session was resumed at 5:30 P. M. 
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VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees the 
following projects for special legislative 



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appropriation in 1925: 

Livestock Replacement 

Hort'l Mfg. Building 

Living quarters for foreman at Tills on Farm 

Fencing Fruit plantations 

Tunnel to first pit South of Power Plant 

Hew ^team Line from East Experiment Station 

to Microbiology Bldg. 
Culvert for brook in ravine 
Roads and Walks 

Tunnel from Power Plant to Stockb ridge Hall 
Women's Gymnasium and Equipment 



It was 



4,, 000 

60,000 
6,000 
3,000 
4,615 

4,705 

2,505 

10,000 

38,500 

16,450 



Projects for 

special 

legislative 

Appropriation 



1149,775 



VOTE D : To refer to the Trustees without recommenda- 
tion the project for a refrigerating plant 
at Paige Laboratory and the projects sub- 
mitted by Professor Hicks for the complete 
equipment for the Department of Physical 
Education. 

It was 

VOTED: To approve as presented the plans for grad- 
ing around the Chemistry Laboratory, it 
being understood that the first permanent 
walk to be installed be that leading from 
the main entrance to the road. 

It was 



Refrigerating 
plant, Paige 

Lab. 

Phys . Ed . 
equipment 



Grading at 
Chern . Lab ♦ 



VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that the 

Amherst Water Company be permitted to supply Company 
water to tenants occupying houses on the 
North Hadley Road near the College estate, 
from mains laid in that vicinity and belong- 
ing to the College, it being understood that 
water thus furnished shall be paid for by 
the tenants, and deducted from the amount 
metered to the College. 



It was 



VOTED: 



That 
that 



the Treasurer notify French and Hubbard 
the College can allow no extra compensa- 



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tion to provide for the extension of fire 
insurance on the Chemistry Building, such 
extension "being necessitated "by the delay 
in completing the construction. 



State Polic 



It was 

VOTED : That a special committee consisting of Mr. 
Bowditch, Bean Lewis and Treasurer Kenney 
represent the Trustees in further negotiations 
with the State Police relative to the College 
furnishing accommodations for the detail 
located in this district. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P. M. 



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MINUTES OP MEETING- OP TEE TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON 

EXPERIMENT DEPARTMEN T 
Director's Office, Amherst, Mass. May 15, 1924 



Eol-i.owing an inspection of the Harlow Parm, the 

Tillson Farm and the Brooks Farm, the Committee convened 

at 4:00 P. M. with the Chairman, Mr. Preston, presiding. 

P RESENT : Trustees Preston and Pollard. Director 
Haskell and Vice-Director Lindsey were 
also present. 

The Director presented the "budget and the 
department apportionments for the current fiscal year. 
These apportionments were by vote, approved. 

The following report was made relative to 

Experiment Station projects: 

Transferre d to Inactive List 

Botany 5. Study of plant stimulation by formaldehyde 

Chemistry 3. Summer forage crops. 

Entomology 2. Economic importance of digger wasps 

Entomology 3. Control of the onion maggot. 
Microbiology 1. Microbiological investigations in milk 
Microbiology 3. Canning investigations. 

Discontinued 



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Projects 
transferred to 
inactive list, 
discontinued, 
completed 



Agriculture 4. Methods of applying lime and quantity of 

application. 
Agriculture 6. Top-dressing permanent grasslands 
Agriculture 8. Determination of effect of fertilizer on 

the germination of onion seed 
Botany 12. Potato spraying versus dusting in the control 

of late blight. 
Market Garden Field Station 4. Variety and strain test of 

tomatoes . 
Market Garden Field Station 5. Control by means of inter- 
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Chemistry 9. 

Chemistry 10. 
Chemistry 12. 

Chemistry IS. 

Chemistry 18. 



Entomology 1. 



Completed 

Animal Husbandry 2. Survey of garbage feeding plants in 

Massachusetts . 
Agricultural Economics 1. Local balance of trade in farm 

products 
Agricultural Economics 5. Farm ownership 
Botany 10. Apple disease control inves tigs tions 
Chemistry 2. Digestion experiments 

Chemistry 6. Lime absorption and acidity of Field A 
Chemistry 7. Effect of sulphate and muriate on soils of 

Fields A and B 
Determining the digestibility and metabolizal: 
energy in feeds for horses 
Experiments in feeding pigs 
Attempting to improve the nutritive value 

of grain hulls - oat hulls 
A new - method for the analysis of dry lime 

sulphur mixtures . 
Determining the mineral constituents of 
f orage crops . 
Fertilizer 1. Vegetation test to study nitrogen avail- 
ability 
Study of causes of burning of foliage by 
insecticides 

New Pro, 



Chemistry 21. 

Market Garden 
Market Garden Field 



the factors in- 
lettuce 

conditions 



Agronomy 3. Soil fertility studies on South soil test 
Agronomy 4. Study of residual effects of fertilizers 
Botany 17. Study of apple black rot control and the 

dusting schedule. 
Study of nitrogen fixation in the presence 
of, or as the result of, growth of legumes 
versus non-legumes under certain defined 
agronomic conditions 
Field Station 7. Study of 
fluencing heading of 
Station 8. Study of 
affecting the production and vegetative 
propagation of Washington asparagus 
Market Garden Field Station 9. Investigation of suscepti- 
bility to corn borer attack of 
varieties of sweet corn as influenced 
by time of planting. 
Station 10. Variety improvement 
through seed and root selection 
The improvement of beets (Beta vulgaris) 
through selection of roots and seed pro- 
duction 
The improvement of carrots (Daucus carota) 
through selection of roots and s eed pro- 
duc tion 



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This report was accepted and the new projects "Tew Projects 
authorized. authorized 

The Director reported that the legislative bill 



designed to change the fee charged on feed inspections 
had been referred to the next general court. Also that 
similar action had been taken on the bill designed to 
exempt the publications of the Experiment Station from the 
control of the Commission on Administration and Finance . 
It was 



Feed inspect- 
ion fees 



Experiment 
Station publica- 
tions 



VOTED : To recommend to the Board of Trustees that a 
formal protest be made to the Governor and 

Council against the poor quality of printing Printing and 
now being done under the supervision of the delay in 
State Commission on Administration and Finance publication 
and against the delay in publication of 
important documents. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:00 P. M. 



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Emergency 
fund-Poultry 
Husbandry 
$1,000 



Increase foi 
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MINUTES OP MEETING OF TRUSTEES COMIITTEE ON FINANCE 
Draper Hall, May 15, 1924 at 6:50 P. M. 



Div. of 
Humanities 



Salary 
schedule 



Prof. Pawcetjt 
Salary 



PRESENT: Trustees Gleason, Bowditch, Clark, Ellis, 
Pollard, Richardson and Butterfield. 
Dean Lewis was also present. 

Until the arrival of Mr. Gleason, Mr. Bowditch 
was hy vote chosen to serve as temporary chairman* 

The President reported that application had 
been made through the Department of Education for $1,000 
from the emergency fund for use during the current fiscal 
year by the Department of Poultry Husbandry. 

The Dean explained certain proposed re-adjust- 
ments within the Division of Humanities. 

The President presented a schedule of salary 

increases for the prof essional and clerical staffs to be 

effective September 1, 1924. After discussion it was 

V OTED : To approve as presented and recommend to the 

Trustees the schedule of salary increases with 
the exception of the proposed increase for 
Professor Eawcett whose case will be given 
further consideration. 

1 1 was 

VOTED : To authorize the presentation to the State 

House officials of the proposed increases for 
skilled and unskilled laborers as submitted 
by the President. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 P. M. 



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LIINUTES OF MEETING 07 THE TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON COURSE 



0^ STUDY AND FACULTY 



Boston City Club, September 4, 1924 



The Committee convened at 10:15 A.M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler, presiding. 

PRESENT: Trustees Wheeler, 3acon, Chandler, Dewey, 
Gannon, and Acting President Lewis . 

The Committee considered the salary increases 

as recommended by the Acting President for members of the 

staffs of administration and instruction to be included 

in the budget for 1925. After discussion it was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Trustees, 
the increases proposed for members of the 
administration staff. 

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Salary 
increases 



Administration 
staff 



VOTED : To approve and recommend to the Trustees, the 

increases proposed for members of the ins true -j. ns true tion 



tion staff. 
It was 



staff 



■ VOTED : To approve the estimates for vacancies to be 

filled on instruction account. Vacancies 



Consideration was given to the list of new posi- 
tions requested by various department heads and it was 



Hew positio 



VOTED : To approve the position of Curator in the 

Department of Chemistry and to pas l ; over all q u 
other items presented in this list. 



It was the sentiment of the committee that the 
position of Director of Short Courses should be filled as 



Dept. of Chem, 



Director of 
Short Courses 



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soon as possible at a salary of from $5600 to $4500. 
The meeting adjourned at 11:45 A. M. 



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MINUTES OE MEETING OP THE TRUSTEES COMMITTEE ON 

EXTENS ION SERVICE 
Boston City Club, September 4, 1924 



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Indexed 



Extension 
Service 

problems 



The meeting convened at 12:45 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr. Bowditch, presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Bowditch, Chandler, Dewey, Ellis, 
Frost, Gannon, Gilbert and Acting President 
Lewis. Director Willard was also present. 

Director Willard discussed the following problems 

of the Extension Service: 

1. Printing problems 

2. Publications and mailing 

3. Working space in Extension Service 

offices 

4. Housing groups attending conferences at 

the College 

It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that a charge be 

made for technical bulletins when sent to technical 
individuals, other than public officials, from!: 
other s tates . 

Director Willard reviewed the his tory of the 
cooperative relationships between the College and the 
Essex County officials relative to Extension Service in 
that county. No formal action was taken. 

Discussion ensued a s to cooperation between the 
Middlesex County Extension Service and the College in 



Essex County 
relations 



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Middlesex 
County Ex* 
Service 
headquarters 

M.G.F.S. 



Extensi on 

Service 

Budget 



Few England 
Dairy System 



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establishing headquarters at the Market Garden Field 
Station at Waltham. It was unanimously agreed that it 
would be desirable to provide headquarters for the 
Middlesex County Extension Service in the office building 
to be erected in connection with the greenhouses. 

Consideration was given to the budget for 
Extension Service expenditures for 1925 as submitted by 
the Acting President. .With certain modifications, the 
budget was approved and recommended to the Finance 
Committee. 

Director Y/illard explained the position which 
the College had taken in connection with the recent 
discussion concerning the New England Dairy system. 

The meeting adjourned at 3:00 P. M. 



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The Committee convened at 5:15 P. M. In the 

absence of Mr. Preston, Mr. Frost served as Chairman. 

PRESENT : Trustees Frost, Chandler, Gilbert, and 

Acting President Lewis . Director Haskell 
was also present. 

Detailed consideration was given to the budget 

for current expenses for 1925 and it was 

VOTED : To approve the budget for personal service, 

including salary increases, but with certain service budge 
amendments with respect to new positions; also f or current 
the budget for maintenance^ and recommend the expenses 
same to the Finance Committee. 

1 1 was 

VOTED: To approve and recommend to the Finance 

Committee the budget for control service as 
pres ented. 



Control Servia 
budget 



It was 

VOTED: To recommend to the Trustees that an item 

of $1,000 be added to the budget for special 
legislative appropriations in 1925, for the 
purchase of additional land for the cran- 
berry station at Wareham. 

The meeting adjourned at 4:30 P. M. 



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Station 



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MI MITE S OF MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES COMMITTEE 01T 

FINANCE 



Boston City Club, September 4, 1924 



Erection 
of greenhoug 

at M.G.F.S. 



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College sea!. 



Monroe cal- 
culators 



Thomas F. 
Butterworth 



Resignation 

Thomas F. 
Butter-worth 



French Fund 



The meeting convened at 5:45 P. M. with the 

Chairman, Mr.Gleason, presiding. 

PRESEN T : Trustees, Gleason, Bowditch, Ellis and 

Acting President Lewis. Treasurer Kenney 
was also present. 

The Treasurer reported that the Department of 
Education had submitted blanks indicating that the 
Department of Education would make the contract in behalf 
of the College for the erection of the greenhouses and 
other buildings at the Market Garden Field Station at 
Wal thara • 

It was 

VOTED : Not to permit the use of the college seal for 
commercial purposes. 

The Treasurer reported on the delay in securing 
the delivery of two Monroe calculating machines . 

The Treasurer reported the resignation of 

Thomas F. Butterworth as Chief Engineer and it was 

VOTED : To recommend to the Trustees that the Acting 
of President and the Treasurer be authorized to 

fill the vacancy caused by the resignation 
of Thomas F. Butterworth, Chief Engineer. 

It was agreed that there should be paid from the 

accrued income of the French fund, the necessary traveling 

expenses for Professor V. A. Rice and Professor H.F. 



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Judkina to attend the National Dairy Show at Milwaukee 
in 1924 for t Le purpose of accompanying student judging 
teams . 

The budget for maintenance for 1925 was 
presented by the Acting President and considered by the 
Committee. It was agreed that this budget should be 
submitted without recommendation to the Trustees. 

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 P. M. 



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INDEXED 



Report of 
interview 
with Dr. 
Smith. 



Report of 
Worces ter 
meeting, Aug. 
16, 1924 

Meeting of 
agricultural 
organizati ons 



Powers of 
Trustees and 
scope of the 
College 



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MINUT ES OF THE CONFER ENCE OF CERT AI IT TRUSTEE S 
Boston City Club, October 22, 1924, at 11:40 A. M. 



Conference witlp. 
Dr . Smi th , 
Oct. 29, 1924 



The Committee convened at 11:40 A. M. 

PRE SENT : Trustees Ellis, Wheeler, Gilbert, Bacon and 
Acting President Lewis. 

This group met for the purpose of discussing 
suggestions which would be presented to the Special Commit te< 
of the Trustees on Administrative Relationships and on the 
Scope of the College, which is to meet October 31st. Mr. 
Wheeler reported on an interview which he had had with 
Dr. Smith at which a discussion of these subjects had 
taken place . 

Dr. Gilbert reported on the Worcester meeting 
of August 16, 1924 and on subsequent events related thereto, 

Acting President Lewis reported on the meeting 
in Amherst of the Committee representing the agricultural 
organizations of the State. 

It was agreed that the Trustees should first 
seek a definition of their powers and that the consideration 
of the scope of the College should be deferred until such 
powers are defined. 

It was agreed that this Committee should confer 
with Commissioner Smith and Acting President Lewis before 



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the meeting of October 31st. Arrangements were made for 
this meeting with Dr. Smith on October 29th. 

The meeting adjourned at 1:45. P. H. 

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MINUTES Off MEETING OP THE TRUSTEES* COM MITTEE FO R THE 
OPENING OP BIDS FOR THE ERECTION 01 A GREENHOUSE 



AT THE MARKET GAROEN FIELD STATION AT WALTHAM . 

Held at the office of the Market Garden Field Station 

at Waltham, Wednesday, September 24, 1924 at 10:20 A.M. 



.PRESENT, : Mr. Harold L. Frost, Chairman, .Mr. Fred C. 
Kenney, Treasurer, Mr. Paul W. Dempsey, 
Foreman, a representative of the King 
Construction Company, and a representative 
of the Lord and Burnharn Company. 



Bids were received from three companies as follows 

Lord and Burnharn Company $14,232.00 

King Construction Company 12,340.00 

American Greenhouse Manufacturing 

Company 12,000.00 

It was agreed that the bid of the American 
Greenhouse Manufacturing Company should be accepted, and 
the Treasurer was authorized to so notify them. 

The meeting adjourned. 

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Solution of 

ad.ministra.tive 

problems 

Legislative 
bill 



Dr . Smi til * s 
vi ews 



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MINUTES OF THE C0N3ERENGE OF CERTAIN TRUSTEES 



Boston City Club, October 29, 1924 



The Trustees convened at 12 M with the Chairman, 

Mr. Wheeler presiding. 

PRESENT : Trustees Wheeler, Smith, Bacon, Ellis, Frost 
Gilbert and Lewis. 

This group met to discuss further the method of 
solution of the administrative problems now confronting 
the College. It was agreed that any legislative bill 
which should be introduced should be ready by December 5th 

Commissioner Smith stated his views frankly 
covering the following: 

1. Existing legislation gives to the Commissioner of 
Education a large measure of control over the Agricultural 
College. 

2. Such control undoubtedly was not intended when 
the present legislation was framed but constant pressure 
has been brought on the Commissioner to exercise the 
control which is implied by the law. 

3. The Commissioner is willing to seek the opinion 
of the Attorney General relative to the powers of the 
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4. The Commissioner will oppose publicly airy bill 
which places the Department of Education on the defensive. 

5. It would be desirable if the College were to be 
freed entirely from any control by the Department of 
Education and made responsible directly to the Governor 
and Council. 

6. An alternative would be to secure the passage of 
legislation defining the powers of the Trustees under 
existing legislation. 

7. A third method would be to continueas at present 
hoping for relief through a s eries of rulings and adjust- 
ments. This only temporizes with the problem and is not 
desirable. 

8. The Commissioner will welcome a complete detach- 
ment of the College from the Department of Education includ- 
ing the separation of the Commissioner from the Board of 
Trustees. 

9. The Commissioner will take the initiative in pro- 
posing such legislation as the Trustees agree is desirable. 

10. The Trustees may well analyze the pres ent situation 
and decide at what points it wishes complete control reserved 
to itself and then seek legislation or administrative rulings 
to meet the situation. 



Dr. Smiths 

views 



Mr. Bacon expressed the opinion that the Trustees 
should seek relief from the Legislature only as a last 
resort stating that there is little hope of securing the 
passage of a legislative bill unless a good cause for such 



Relief from 
Legislature 
as last resort 



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Pres . Lewis 

should 

define present 



issue 



Legislative 
bill, August 
1921 



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a passsge can be shown, on the basis of past experience 
rather than on the basis of anticipated difficulties. 

It was agreed that President Lewis should 
define the present issue and place the same before the 
Committee which meets October 51st. 

It was further agreed that the draft of a 
legislative bill prepared in August 1921 should become 
the basis of discussion by the Committee. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:40 P. M. 

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MINUT ES OF THE TRUSTEES COMMITT EE ON THE SCOPE OF T HE 
COLLEGE AND ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIPS 



Boston City Club, October 31, 192 4 



The Committee convened at 11:15 A. M. with the 
Chairman, Mr. Wheeler, presiding. 



PRESENT : 



Trustees Wheeler, Bacon, Chandler, Ellis, 
Frost, Gerrett, Gilbert, Richardson, Smith 
and Lewi s . 



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Acting President Lewis outlined the purpose of 
the meeting and explained that previous to this date the 
Boston members of the Committee had met twice for an 
informal discussion of the problem under consideration. 

Commissioner Smith gave full expression to his 
views concerning the situation, affirming his willingness 
to cooperate with the Trustees in any manner which they 
may advise, stating that in his opinion the only method 
that will bring satisfactory relief to the College is the 
complete detachment of the College from the Department 
of Education. 

Commissioner Gilbert advised that no legislation 
be sought at present, relying rather upon a satisfactory 
solution being brought about through further discussion 
with State House officials involved. He agreed, however, 
to give cordial support to any plan agreed upon by the 
Trustees . 



Meeting of 
Boston members 



Dr. Smith's 
viewa--c omple te 
detachment of 
the College 
from the Dept. 
of Education 



No legislation 
at present 



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Method of 
procedure of 
College 
business 



Sub-commit te$ 
to study 

administratis 
problems and 
prepare legi$ 
la t ion 



Sub -committer 
to study, the 
scope of the 
College 



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After further discussion by all members present, 
Commissioner Smith suggested that there might be developed 
a memorandum covering the method of procedure which should 
be followed in carrying on the business of the College 

and it was 



VOTED : That the Chairman, Mr. Wheeler, designate a 
sub-committee of this committee to study 
further the problem of administrative re- 
lationships, and to prepare legislation, or 
to formulate a memorandum of agreement under 
which the business of the College shall be 
carried on; that this memorandum be submitted 
for opinion to the Attorney General; and that 
a special meeting of the Trustees be called 
at a date to be determined by this sub-comrnitti 
to consider their report. 

On motion of Dr. Gilbert it was 

VOTED : That the Chairman, Mr.V/heeler, appoint a sub- 
committee to cons ider the scope of the College 
and to report to this Committee at a subse- 
quent date. 

The meeting adjourned rt 2:40 P. M. 



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MIHUTES OV TRUSTEE COMMITTEE OH FARM 



II. A. C. Amherst, December 8, 1924 



279 



IHDEXED 



The Committee convened at Draper Hall II. A. C 
at 12:15 P. M. The Chairman, Mr. IT. I. Bowditch, 



presided. 

PRESENT 



Trustees Bowditch, Ellis, Gerrett, 
Richardson and Acting President Lev/is 



Consideration was given to the question of 
filling the Headship of the Division of Agriculture. 
It was the opinion of the Committee that the position 
of Head of the Department of Animal Husbandry should 
be filled without necessarily waiting until a candidate 
may be found who may also serve acceptably as the Head 
of the Division of Agriculture. 

It was agreed that the Acting President should I. . Konta 

Head of Dept. 
consult with Mr. Montague relative to the possibility 



Headship of 
Division of 
Agriculture 

Head of Dept. 
of Animal 
Husbandry 



of his filling the position of the Head of the Depart- 
ment of Animal Husbandry and to report further to this 
Committee . 

The Committee favored the appointment of 
J. J. Smith as shepherd at the farm. 



Husbandry 



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Shepherd 



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Inspection of 
livestock 



Livestock to 
"be our chased 
from 1925 

appropriation 



Eastern State 
Exposi tion 

Northampton 
Fair 

Greenfield 
Pair 



Mr. Montague * 
salary 



Price of mill 
to Faculty 



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At 2:45 P. M. the Committee adjourned for in- 
spection of the livestock. It re-convened at Stockbridge 
Hall at 4:30 P. M. 

The following list of livestock to be purchased 
from the anticipated legislative appropriation of 1925 was 
agreed upon: 



Stallion 

Holstein Bull 

Shorthorn Bull 

■Ayrshire Bull 

T ie re fords - Bull and 2 females 

Chester "Whites - Boar and 1 Sow 

Berkshires - 2 Sows 

Southdowns - 4 Ewes 

Shropshires - 4 Ewes 

Total 



$1200 
1000 
500 
1000 
500 
200 
200 
200 
2 



^00 



& 



^5000 



It was agreed that in 1925 the College should 
show cattle and sheep and possibly hogs at the Eastern 
States Exposition and at the Northampton Fair and that 
sheep and possibly hogs should be shown at the Greenfield 
Fair. 

It was 

VOTED: That a salary of 52500 should be asked for 

Mr. Montague as Farm Superintendent, effect- 
ive June 1, 1925» 

Professor Foord again raised the question as to 
the price which should be charged to the Faculty for milk. 
This matter was discussed at length but no action taken. 

The meeting adjourned at 5:45 P. M. 

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MINUTES OP THE MEETING OP THE TRUSTEE COMMITTEE ON 



THE SCOPE OP THE COLLEGE AND ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIPS 



State House, Boston, December 11, 19 24 



The meeting was. called to order at 10 : 15 A . M. 

by the Chairman, Mr. William Wheeler. 

PRESENT: Trustees Wheeler, Chandler, Ellis, Smith, 
and Lewis. Mr. Bowditch was also present. 

Miss Skinner, Head of the Department of Home 
Economics , Dean Sarah Louise Arnold and ten members of 
the Advisory Council of Women met with the Trustee Com- 
mittee and discussed the problem of further development 
of women's work at the College. Miss Arnold reviewed the 
history of instruction in Home Economics in this country 



Meeting of 
Advisory Council 
of V/omen with 
Trus tees- 
problem of 
development of 
women's work 



Practice 
house 



and expressed the earnest desire of the Advisory Council Miss 3. L. 

Arnold review 

of Women that work in Home Economics at M. A. C. should 
receive adequate financial support. Specifically the 
Advisory Council recommended that provision be made at 
the earliest possible date for a practice house. Miss 
Arnold further stated that in 1926 this Council proposes 
to lay before the Legislature a comprehensive plan for 
the development of Home Economics at M. A. C. 

Miss Skinner explained the conditions under 
which instruction in Home Economics is now carried on 
and presented a memorandum indicating the equipment which 



Home Ec. 
conditions — 
Miss Skinner 



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has been provided for "work in Home Economics at thirteen 
state colleges or universities. She reported further on 

, the possibility of fitting the residence at present 

for practice 

h ous e occupied by the Everson family for a practice house, the 

cost of repairing this house being $8800 and the cost of 
constructing a new house for the Everson family being 
$7500 additional. She stated her willingness to sub- 
stitute this project for a practice house, for the women's 
gymnasium in the legislative budget of 1925, 



Mrs. S tor row 



Mrs. J. J. Storrow, Mrs. Sidney Dreyfus and 



and Mrs . D: other members of the Council present expressed the opinion 
f us— Trustees 



submit request 
to Legislature 



that the Trustees should submit such requests to the 
Legislature as they can justify on the basis of require- 
ments of this work, and suggested that an appropriation 

be asked for both the practice house and the gymnasium. 
and gymnasium | 

Mrs. Clifton Johnson stated that the Trustees should well 
ask the Legislature only for such appropriations as the 
Legislature is likely to grant. 

Commissioner Smith endorsed the proposal for 
adequate equipment for work in Home Economics at the 



Mrs. Clifton 
Johnson 



Dr. Smith- 
endorses pro- 
posal for ade- 



quate equipment Gollege . 



At 11:05 A. M. the Committee adjourned to the 



Boston City Club. 



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The Committee re-convened at the Boston City 

Club at 11:40 A. M. 

PRESSI-TT : Trustees lh.ee.ler, Chandler, Ellis, 
Gi lb e r t , Smi th and Lew i s . 

The Acting President opened the discussion as 

x 4., x- ..,,,_ , . - , . . _ , . Powers of 
to the action whicn the Trustees should take relative to Trustees and 

x, • j ji • -,x- -xt x • ex x relation to 

tneir powers and their relations with certain State 

Departments. He presented excerpts from existing legis- 
lation disclosing the inconsistency therein and submitted 
a draft of a bill which would seek to clarify the authority 
of the Trustees under existing laws. 



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Relief through 
legislation or 

admi ni s t r a t i ve 
rulings 



A general discussion ensued in which opinion 
was divided as to whether relief should be sought through 
legislation or through a series of administrative rulings 
which would seek to remove the difficulties under which 
the college now operates. 

The Acting President also submitted memoranda 

: , . , , n ^. « travel, print in, 

of procedure which mignt be adopted relative to out-of- an ^ control of 

state travel, printing, and the control of salaries. 

The Committee approved as presented the form of 



Out-of -s tate 
ravel, 
nd con 
Salaries 



Approva 1 of 

memo on out- 
the memorandum of procedure with respect to out-of-state f-state trave 

travel. The memoranda relative to printing and the 

control of salaries were approved as a basis of discussion 

between the Acting President and the Commission on 

Administration and Finance. These memorandr were 

deferred to full 
referred to the full board for further consideration. bo^rd 



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It was 

VOTED : To refer to the full Board without 

recommendation the proposed legislative 
bill see. :ing to define the authority of 
the Trustees under existing laws; also 
the question as to whether such a bill 
should be introduced in the forthcoming 
Legislature. 

The meeting adjourned at 2:00 P. M. 



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